Jungle Jabber with Fernando Mateos-González

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This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the legend that is Nando about careers, conservation, caffeine and more. Nando is one of those people who just can’t help but say yes to everything, but the world is much the richer for it.

Topics covered include:

  • Expeditions and adventures
  • Happiness and contentment
  • Saying yes too much
  • Creating animals out of wraps
  • Would you rather
  • Lifelong learning
  • Solving mysteries with giraffes with x-ray vision
  • Things learnt from non-conservation related jobs
  • And lots more random topics.

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Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam, a bit of a odd job title. My main role is to design, deliver and organise both our online and class-based training workshops. One of the best parts of my job is meeting other conservationists and learning about the work that they do. I really enjoy geeking out reading teaching theory and thinking about ways I can more creatively and engagingly deliver learning. Before working for WildTeam I did a PhD in invasive plants and human wildlife interactions. I find it really interesting to learn about the ways people interact with nature, both when nature is being wonderful, but also when is is being a bit annoying!
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Dr. Mateos-Gonzalez (who is keenly interested in field work) shows us a great example of taking control of ones career during uncertain times. He pivoted into data science + fisheries management while waiting for Covid19 to pass by. Thanks Beth for this interview!

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8 months ago

Very true, a good example of a pandemic pivot by Nando.

Go to the profile of Ryan Kinaid
8 months ago

What an inspiring person! I am feeling a bit lost and jobless at the moment and this video cheered me up ^_^

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8 months ago

He is isn't he! Glad it cheered you up :) Have you seen the &anotherthing LinkedIn page? Lots of thoughts on there about jobs https://andanotherplace.wixsite.com/home