My role as Programme Assistant for CCI focuses exclusively on supporting their Endangered Landscapes Programme, which oversees a diverse range of innovative landscape restoration projects across Europe.
Born and raised in South Yorkshire, on the outskirts of the Peak District, I’ve always had a fascination for wild places and nature. I studied my BSc Zoology at the University of Manchester, and during my time there undertook conservation-development work in Scotland, Greece, Belize and Kenya. I also volunteered as a wildlife rehabilitator for six months in western Canada, working with native species including black bears, raccoons and otters. After working in London for two years, I escaped the big smoke to read an MSc in Environment and Development at University of Leeds, graduating in 2017.
I’m fascinated by how people interact with the natural world and loved having the opportunity to learn about the different ways people connect with land and nature during a five-month solo trip through India and South-East Asia, which immediately preceded my role at CCI.