I grew up in rural Botswana, in Southern Africa. The surroundings which I grew up in are what founded my love for animals and plants, and the natural world. I studied zoology, botany and environmental science at Rhodes University in South Africa where I developed an appreciation for sustainable human-nature interactions. I went on to pursue a Master of Science in Environmental Policy at Oxford, in England. I am currently in Washington, D.C. working for Greenpeace USA and loving my exposure to the inherently political world that I have found myself in. I love that I am in, what I perceive as, the capital of the environmental non-profit world. I sometimes pass by the headquarters of the World Bank or the World Resources Institute and have to remind myself that this is not a dream. I’m thrilled to be part of Mongabay and to have the ability to write some fun, interesting and informative articles.