Josue D Arteaga-Torres

Wildlife Ecologist, Independent
Ida Hansen

Project Coordinator, ERP

I work for a South African-based NGO. The overall goal is to conserve and protect elephants and rhinos through poverty alleviation. I started as an elephant monitor primarily focused on observing and recording behaviour, human-elephant conflict mitigation, and training/educating. From there, I have become project coordinator. However, there has recently been a change in management and a shift in focus, which means I will need to focus on areas I am not familiar with - project management being one of them.
Ella Perkins

Project Manager, Logobrand

Hello! My name is Ella and I am currently a project manager in the marketing sector, looking to switch industries. I am based in the East Midlands (for now!). Prior to working in marketing, I was an event organiser for pharmaceutical companies. I am definitely an explorer at heart, and have travelled to many parts of the world to observe wildlife and nature. After my degree, I travelled to Mexico to volunteer at a dog sanctuary for 6 months and have also embarked on trips such as trekking in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, supporting elephant rehabilitation in Thailand and working on a farm rescuing wild animals in central Australia. Conservation has always interested me, and I have become increasingly aware that it is something I want to do as a profession. I love Project Management, however would like to transfer my skills into a career within the conservation sector.