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Hello everyone, I’m Brandon Quamme, born and raised in the breathtaking state of Montana in the United States. After a period of exploration and extensive traveling, I found my way back to my hometown with a clear vision in mind: to pursue a degree in wildlife biology. Currently, I’m a second-year student at the University of Montana, where I’m majoring in wildlife biology and minoring in climate change studies and wilderness studies.

Ever since I was a child, I’ve held an unwavering fascination with wildlife and the delicate ecosystems that support them. I’ve always known that my life’s path would lead me to work towards protecting these natural systems and the species that call them home. However, after graduating from high school, I wasn’t immediately equipped with the knowledge or guidance to fulfill this purpose. So, I spread my wings and ventured into various industries, searching for a higher sense of meaning and direction. It was during this time that I realized the need to pursue a college degree.

Among all the awe-inspiring places on our planet, Madagascar has always held a special place in my heart. However, I didn’t want to visit this remarkable country in just any capacity. I wanted my time in Madagascar to be intentional and purpose-driven. That’s what led me to discover the MBP program—an opportunity that I’m eagerly looking forward to. Participating in this program aligns perfectly with my passion and aspirations, allowing me to make a meaningful impact while immersing myself in the wonders of Madagascar.

As I continue my academic journey, I’m fueled by an unyielding dedication to protect and conserve wildlife and their habitats. Through my studies, I strive to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate connections between wildlife, climate change, and the preservation of wilderness areas. I’m determined to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world.

My love for the outdoors and my unwavering commitment to conservation drive me forward. Madagascar awaits, with its unparalleled biodiversity and extraordinary ecosystems, and I’m ready to seize this opportunity to contribute to this remarkable effort.