In 2010 I volunteered for WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project in Zimbabwe. During this time, I developed a keen interest for wildlife conservation and research. I then went on to complete a BSc in Conservation Ecology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa where my final-year project focussed on African wild dog denning behaviour in the Save Valley Conservancy in eastern Zimbabwe. In 2015 I was awarded a Beit Trust Scholarship to read for an MSc (Res) Zoology with WildCRU at Oxford University. My project will focus primarily on African lion behavioural ecology using cutting edge analytical methods and technology.