My name is Shannon Moore and I am joining the course as a career switcher, of sorts. I have a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Science, both from the US. During my Master's, I focused on the impact of invasive plants on bird populations, but grew a strong interest in education and outreach.
I then spent the next several years working as a naturalist and outdoor educator with a few organizations, giving me insight into the differences between government, non-profit and private sector work.
However, once my husband's job moved us to Tanzania in 2014 and then Germany in 2018, I was only able to find voluntary work in the conservation sector, so I decided to become a Primary classroom teacher. We will be moving to Vietnam in November, and while I still have a passion for education, I would like to return to the environmental field and am hoping that the SDWC course can 'refresh my memory' a bit and give me more confidence to switch careers, again!
Looking forward to meeting everyone soon,