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Born: 1979

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Education: B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, Ph.D. 

Occupation: Wildlife conservationist 

Expeditions: The plains of East Africa, the North African desert, and the rainforests of Latin America and the Caribbean

Best Discovery: Lion Guardians – a community conservation program, which provides a platform for Maasai warriors to engage and participate in lion conservation 

Favorite Items in the Field:

Personal Heroes: My parents, for supporting my dreams, and Ole Lepencha – a wise Maasai man who taught m about life and patience 

Hobbies: My work. Also hiking, pottery, tennis, and enjoying nature with friends and family

Website: www.lionguardians.org

Advice: Kula maisha (a Swahili saying) β€œEat Life.”