Author: msr29duke-edu

Matt is currently pursuing a Master of Environmental Management degree with a concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation. Matt focuses his studies on wildlife conservation in sub-Saharan Africa with a particular interest in carnivores. Before coming to the Nicholas School, Matt spent two years living in Tanzania managing a safari lodge in the Selous Game Reserve, the largest protected area and one of the most remote locations in East Africa. Previously, Matt volunteered as a research assistant in the Selous and as a volunteer project manager for a community tourism project in Njombe, Tanzania. His first introduction to African carnivores came during a semester abroad in college for which Matt researched man-eating lions in Babati District, Tanzania.