Born and raised in Myanmar, I completed an MSc in Zoology at the University of Yangon: my thesis was on investigating the nest building, early development and growth rate of the soft water Crocodile. I then joined the Crocodile Farm and Marine Turtle Conservation and Management Unit under the Department of Fisheries for 4 years. I am currently employed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Myanmar Program) as a technician responsible for turtles and tortoises conservation throughout Myanmar, where I have been since 2004. We are in collaboration with Forestry and Fishery ministerial staff, as well as students from Burmese universities to do research, in-situ and ex-situ freshwater turtle conservation, patrolling and monitoring, and public awareness programs. At WildCRU I aim to polish my existing fieldwork experience of wildlife conservation, theoretical understanding of conservation biology, and scientific data analysis. I also look forward to gaining skills in critical thinking, and academic proposal and report writing.
Update September 2019
Khin is working for WCS Myanmar, conducting research on terrestrial and marine wildlife, and engaging stakeholders on complex human-wildlife issues in Southern Myanmar.