Holly O’Donnell (2017)
Alumni Diploma Students
I am from the Scottish Highlands and I studied Zoology at the University of St Andrews, which included a field trip to Antarctica. After graduation I applied for an internship in Paraguay with the NGO Para La Tierra, where I carried out a research project on the mouse opossum Gracilinanus agilis. I learned a range of skills during my 7 month stay, which gained me the position of Mammal Team Coordinator with the NGO Fauna Forever in the Peruvian Amazon. I carry out rapid assessment surveys in remote rainforest, through line transects and camera trapping. I have a particular interest in primates and Jaguars.
To study at Oxford is a dream come true. WildCRU will hopefully help me become a leading conservation scientist in the future. I am excited for the opportunity to discuss current conservation topics with world experts, and bring my new skills to the rainforest.