Over the course of two weeks, I'll be the expedition's online reporter and guide. I will introduce you to our team of expert scientists from all over the world, as we delve into the unexplored wilderness of the Eastern Kanuku Mountains in Southern Guyana.
I work for Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program (RAP), and help coordinate these expeditions to amazing places all over the world. I was previously a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Nicaragua where I worked with teachers in environmental education. Up till now, all of my experience has been in South and Central America in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Since Guyana is predominately an English speaking culture, I am excited to get to know yet another country of the Americas.
My philosophy is that scientific writing can be equally accurate AND interesting to read. I studied both Environmental Science and English at The University of Virginia where I graduated in 1995. I think a lot of people start environmental careers hoping to save the world. I have learned in my work with other cultures that often, the most profound changes I've effected are with me, personally. Let me introduce you to the rest of the RAP Team: