I am a born and bred Durbanite and for as long as I can remember I have been passionate about the bush; from family holidays in Kruger to living and working in the Sabie Sand and Okavango delta after completing my degree at UKZN. This passion was reignited when I took part in the Put Foot Rally in 2012 with fellow Team Mate and expedition leader Carla Geyser. Put Foot showed that it is not difficult to travel in this beautiful continent of ours and that there is so much to learn from its people and wildlife. Following on from this adventure, I began volunteering for Project Rhino KZN and the Kingsley Holgate Foundation coordinating their “Rhino Art – Let our voices be Heard” Project. This amazing project has allowed me to interact with youth from all over Southern Africa, particularly those living on the boarders of our game reserves, learning their views on conservation and rhino pooching and how important the voice of the youth in in the future preservation of wildlife. The passion this instilled in me led me to quit my corporate job and undertake a full time Master’s Degree looking at the perceptions that youth of today have toward conservation. This was completed in December 2015.
It has always been a dream of mine to travel and explore Africa, the Elephant Ignite Expedition is literally a dream come true. It is an opportunity of a life time to work and travel with like- minded, independent and amazing woman highlighting the plight of our elephants and showcasing the amazing work that is taking place. I believe in focusing on the good in life and I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of this exciting team of woman talking on "Mama Afrika", I believe my experience of living and working in the bush and the knowledge I have gained over the past two years studying communities living on the boarders of our game reserves will make be a valuable team member.
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