I was interested in joining the Explorers Club for several years primarily because of the expertise of club members and the network of support that the club can provide. My current research has taken me to a remote area of Kenya and I believe my future research career will involve a substantial amount of travel and exploration. Conducting scientific research in remote locations can be very challenging and I believe the knowledge and resource base available to Explorers Club members will make my research more efficient and allow me to be a more productive member of the conservation community.
I am interested in exploration for personal reasons and for conservation purposes. On a personal level, I am interested in observing firsthand the amazing ecosystems and biological processes that exist on earth. Firsthand experience in wild and remote natural places has driven me to make conservation of these ecosystems a top priority in my life. My exploration interests during graduate school have been focused in Kenya, conducting research on the immune systems of spotted hyenas and the role that they may play in disease transmission among wildlife species. My research interests are largely intertwined with my exploration interests, which focus on understanding immune function and disease in wildlife populations and using this knowledge as tool for conservation.
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