Nationality: United States
"When I was a kid, I collected cichlids in an aquarium. I always dreamed of working with them, but never thought that could happen."
John graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics and worked in Los Angeles for 5 years. After leaving the business world he traveled throughout Australia, India, Indonesia and settled down in Michigan to pursue his lifelong dream of fieldwork in Madagascar.
Why drop out of the high paying business world to be a scientist?
"It's the only time in my life where I wake up every day and am glad to go to work. Every day is different. You are always learning – always pushing yourself."
— Reported by Jensen Montambault
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