A pleasure to meet you :)
I'm Natalie and I am a Wildlife Biology & Conservation MSc postgraduate student at Edinburgh Napier University, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. My BSc is in Marine Biology from the University of California San Diego and I've had experience with sea otter field research in Monterey Bay and as a naturalist and deckhand on a research whale watching vessel. I've fallen in love with Scottish birds and wild/managed green spaces and I've taken up crochet in lockdown - I think I'm three scarves in. I've picked my DSLR back up and got some good use out of in Spring (the poster image is one I took!)
I'm joining this workshop after completing the Project Management in Wildlife Biology (PMWC) workshop and am excited to gain new skills and confidence related to strategy development. I find that project management and strategy development are sought after skills in conservation employment listings, but not a lot of people (especially right out of uni) know exactly what they are or have targeted experience in these concepts.
I'm excited to meet you all virtually and to continue working with Beth and Lucy!