I am from Colombia, a beautiful and biodiversity-rich country. I got my BSc in Biology in 2014 at Universidad Industrial de Santander. For my final undergraduate project, I did an internship in monitoring large-sized and middle-sized mammals in an area that now is submerged by a hydropower company. Thanks to this experience I decided put all my effort to preserve our biodiversity, and fortunately I was given the opportunity to work as a volunteer in a conservation project which is part of the Jaguar Corridor Initiative by NGO Panthera on the Magdalena River in Colombia. This diploma could bring me the tools and knowledge to improve my conservationist skills in order to help conservation in my country, and wherever would be necessary. I would like to learn how work with communities and how conduct a project that benefits both nature and people.
Update September 2019
Laura will very soon be returning to the UK to begin a Masters degree in Conservation and Rural Development at the University of Kent, for which she awarded a UK Government Chevening Scholarship.