I recently graduated from the University of Sussex with a distinction in Global Biodiversity Conservation Msc where my thesis focused on decolonising the conservation curriculum at the university. Before that, I graduated with first class Honours in Geography from Royal Holloway University of London. There, my dissertation analysed several conservation journals for taxonomic and geographical biases, as well as biases in authorship. I am currently in the process of attempting to publish the data from this as a research article in the Journal for Nature Conservation.
Outside of my academic pursuits, I have undertaken several work experience opportunities in relation to wildlife conservation in Costa Rica, South Africa, Namibia, and most recently, Malawi where I spent six weeks partly in a sanctuary and then in the field undertaking elephant demographic research.
Following these experiences alongside my academic ventures, my current research interests lie in understanding how colonial rule has shaped the field of environmental science practices and how these might be addressed through a decolonial lens to ensure the safeguarding the environment, whilst also dismantling the social inequalities, often steeped in colonialism, that have been exacerbated by the environmental crisis.