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Born: 1974

Hometown: Tabora, Tanzania 

Education: Certificate in Botany

Occupation: Botanist

Expeditions: Botanical and Lemur projects in Madagascar; botanical surveys in East Africa; chimp survey in Mahale Mountains, Tanzania

Favorite Place to Be: South American and Africa

Best Discoveries: Plants, newly found, that have not been known to science; and plants that may help in fighting HIV/AIDS

Favorite Items in the Field: Camera, notebook, pencil

Personal Hero: Dr. Jane Goodall, foremost authority on chimpanzees

Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, camping

Advice: For every problem there is a solution, if only we know where to look.