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.