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Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

Education: M.A. in Specialized Veterinary Medicine

Occupation: Veterinary Surgeon; Founder and CEO, Conservation Through Public Health, Uganda

Expeditions: Budongo Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth and Virunga National Parks, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, to study chimpanzee/gorilla parasites and bacteria; and diseases at the human/wildlife/livestock interface

Favorite Place to Be: Rainforests

Accomplishments: Founded first veterinary department in Uganda Wildlife Authority, and NGO on wildlife conservation and public health with my husband, Lawrence Zikusoka

Favorite Items in the Field: Good shoes, camera, binoculars, the Bible

Personal Heroes: My mothers, Rhoda Kalema, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Professor Wangari Maathai 

Hobbies: Swimming, reading, going to the cinema


Advice: Follow your heart, if you meet obstacles along the way use them as stepping stones to reach for the stars and fulfill your dreams, and everything else will fall into place.