What have you been up to since graduating from Jacobs?
I graduated in 2015 with a BSc. in Integrated Environmental Studies [now Earth and Environmental Sciences]. After that, I worked for a year (2015-2016) in Peru with an NGO called Fauna Forever. It is based in Puerto Maldonado, in the Madre de Dios region, which forms part of the Amazon basin. I was lucky to be involved in both administrative and field activities, as it allowed me to have the opportunity to gain great practical experience.
During this year, I became certain in what ambit of my career I wanted to focus on, which ended up being forest management and development. At the moment, I am pursuing a M.Sc. at ETH in the Environmental Sciences program, with a specialization in Forest and Landscape Management. I have been working as a graduate assistant at the university. I am currently writing my thesis on the effects of forest degradation in the visitation frequency of Brazil nut pollinators in Madre de Dios, Peru. I should be graduating in September of this year, giving way to new opportunities and adventures.
What did Jacobs do for you that you were not expecting?