I’ve wanted to work with animals ever since I was a child. Firstly, a vet. Then a zookeeper, professional horse rider, miniature animal farm owner, the list was endless. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I had considered a career in conservation a real possibility. Academically I’m not overly gifted, and to be perfectly honest, for a while I genuinely believed people like me just weren’t cut out to be scientists.
I have the drive, I most definitely have the passion, but as of yet, I have never witnessed the wonder of seeing an exotic wild animal in its natural habitat. I have never taken part in a professional ecological survey either.