I am a British/Canadian conservationist currently living in British Columbia, Canada.
I work as a Wildlife Education Manager for Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, setting up and running free wildlife education programs and nature walks for low income school children and youth at risk on Vancouver Island. In 3 years I have educated over 35000 people.
I graduated with a 2:1 BSc (hons) in Wildlife Conservation from Nottingham Trent University. At university I conducted my own research, looking into the impact boat distance has on orca surface behaviour, which I used for my dissertation in the final year.
I previously worked in environmental education in the UK, focusing on giving youth from all backgrounds the same opportunity to connect with nature.
I started volunteering in conservation aged 12, and began at the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, from there I volunteered with the RPSB and currently volunteer in bird and orca conservation programs in Canada.
I am a founding member of a new youth conservation organisation, Youth for Wildlife Conservation and was chosen as part of a youth delegation at the recent CITES in South Africa.
Additionally I am a keen wildlife blogger, and have contributed to a number of websites including Wildlife Articles, Gay Star News, A Focus on Nature and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. My personal blog was highly commended by BBC Wildlife Magazine in their Wildlife Blogger of the Year awards in 2015 & 2016, and I have been featured in their magazine as ‘Blogger of the Month’, writing about the temperate rainforests of Vancouver Island. In 2017 I won an Outstanding Youth Leadership award from the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication and was included in Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 by The Starfish Canada.