I am fascinated by the natural world and how we as people interact with it. Growing up in South Africa and Zimbabwe, I was quickly captivated by wildlife through visits to many beautiful places. Alongside my love for all things nature, my mother’s tireless work with Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa opened my eyes to the aspirations and struggles of others and the very different ways people experience life. This has influenced the way I view and understand the world. 

My wife Danica and I are now based in Oxford, UK, where I am completing my PhD in Zoology, focussing on ranger-based monitoring of elephant poaching in Zimbabwe.