I grew up in the lakezone part of Tanzania. I graduated from the University of Dar es salaam in 2018 with a BSC in Applied Zoology.
I started working as a volunteer with Bunda Town Council as a Livestock and Meat inspector Assistant in 2019-2020. I moved on to join the Grumeti Fund Women in the Field (WIF) in Serengeti District and remained as a Volunteer until November 2020 where I practiced on human-based research including research ethics and survey tool design, animal identification (mammals, birds), road/line transect design and execution, camera trapping setup (including recording metadata), camera trap use, data management and photo tagging, experience with telemetry for use in tracking elephants by GPS collars and VHF. The journey of conservation started after reading a report and story about the Orphaned Rhino named Zaituni in Grumeti Fund website, I was excited to join the team so as I can learn more about wild animals.
Currently am working as Research assistant for Lion Landscapes where I practise on conflict prevention, conflict mitigation, incentives through involving in different programs like Boma building, Lion defenders, participating in benefits provision through Community Camera Trap Program, education through Wildlife club, DVD night and park trip respectively. As a research assistant I have broaden my experience in Human wildlife Coexistence especially for large carnivores and I do practice on ecological monitoring of large carnivores through involving in direct sighting program in Ruaha National Park.
I have developed a passion for ecological conservation and therefore intend to get further studies in this field such as Masters to Dphil. During my Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation supported and offered by WildCRU I hope to improve in data analysis, data management, research skills, use of analysis tools such as R-programming, GIS, and statistical analysis, learning to write research report, and grant writing skills.
At the completion of the post graduate diploma course, I will be in a better position to contribute to production of the required evidence-based and analytical interventions for proper protection of large carnivores and other mammals in so doing contribute to effective conservation of the African ecosystems.
My career desire is to become an eminent research scientist in wildlife and promoting Human wildlife coexistence with a direct input in protected area management as well as community-based natural resources management.