I was born and grew up in Baku – capital city of Azerbaijan situated at the seaside. Since childhood, I was in love with nature. I did my Bachelors (Ecology) and Masters (Bio-ecology) at the Baku State University and finished them both with distinction. During my studies I joined different ecological projects, and volunteered at several local and international environmental NGOs, as well as IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), GIZ and WWF.
I participated in a range of projects together with foreign experts exploring the landscapes of my country. The most important project I contributed to was the reintroduction of the goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) to several regions of Azerbaijan during 2010-2015.
I am interested in conservation and the reintroduction of wild felids. Studying wildlife conservation within WildCRU I expect to learn needed techniques and methods to improve my research skills. I hope to become an experienced conservationist.