October 17, 2017 Introduction Blog written by Jake
Introducing New Volunteer, Jake
My name is Jake, and I am a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I studied Animal Sciences and Natural Resource Conservation. During my undergrad, I had the opportunity to research black rhinoceros via non-invasive dung DNA. I also volunteered in Botswana where I participated in wildlife monitoring and studied human-wildlife conflict.
As an early-career conservationist, I am eager to expand upon my current experience and apply my knowledge in the field.
Volunteering with MBP and the OHDZA, I intend to develop new field skills while working at the intersection of wildlife and people. I am excited to gain new perspectives from a multi-cultural team on the ground, and of course experience the incredible biodiversity of Kianjavato.