I was born in Myanmar and I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Zoology at the University of Yangon in 1996 and in 1998. In 2002, I was appointed to the post of demonstrator at University of Traditional Medicine in Mandalay where is second capital city of Myanmar. In 2005, I moved to Pyay Universtiy under Ministry of Education. In 2006, I was transferred to University of Yangon for my doctoral studies. In 2010, I got my PhD degree concerning with wildlife trade at University of Yangon. My PhD thesis title was ‘Assessment of the Impacts of Wildlife Trade in Relation to Conservation in Kachin State, northern part of Myanmar’, and I was promoted to assistant lecturer in 2010.
I am currently employed as a lecturer in Zoology Department at University of Yangon since last December 2014. Even though my interesting in wildlife conservation was started when I do my PhD research, I love animals since I was childhood. At WildCRU I would like to upgrade my experience of wildlife conservation, theoretical understanding of conservation biology, and scientific data analysis. I also look forward to receiving knowledge in critical thinking, academic proposal and report writing. And I also want to learn about teaching methods on wildlife conservation. Because I would like to teach and share basically and systematically for my students after I come back to my country. I am hoping to further my studies in WildCRU, it will provide for our future wildlife conservation strategy in my country.
Update September 2019
Sapai is leading the wildlife trade and conservation efforts of a local Myanmar NGO called the Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation Action Nationwide – WECAN. She describes their vision to build a healthy ecosystem with wildlife abundance in Myanmar, and collaborate with government agencies, universities, and national and international organisatinos to save Myanmar’s wildlife and ecosystems.