My Experience

2023, ongoing



Environmental Journalism, Content Strategy and Feature Writing, Stakeholder Engagement

2023, ongoing

Chief Research Officer

AidBlock, Ghana

Blockchain for Purpose

2022 - 2023

Executive MBA

Quantic School of Business and Technology, USA

Ongoing, since 2017

Founder and Director

PLCnetwork of the Southern Hemisphere


MarCom Certification

Atlas Network, USA


Think Tank Foundations Certification

Atlas Network, USA

2021 - 2023

Programmes Manager and Partnerships & Conservation Entrepreneurship Advisor

African Wildlife Economy Institute, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Theory of Change, impact reporting, fellowships and partnerships management, fundraising & grant proposal writing, web content management, stakeholder engagement events, team mentoring


Non-Profit Fundraising Essentials

Acumen Academy


Consultancy - External subject matter expert: National Diploma in Natural Resource Management

Southern African Wildlife College, Hoedspruit, South Africa

Training materials development: Chapters 'Conservation Communication' and 'Conservation Business Administration'

2019 - 2020

Research and Communication Manager (Freelance)

Lushomo, Cape Town, South Africa


Visiting Lecturer

Southern African Wildlife College, Hoedspruit, South Africa

Module: Natural Resource Economics

Ongoing, since 2018


Julia’s Lens, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

2017 - 2019

Co-founder and Communication Manager

Khadim's Coffee Shop, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 2017

Environmental Researcher

C4 EcoSolutions, Tokai, South Africa

Proposal writing: Ecosystem-based climate change adaptation projects, via Green Climate Fund; Research: soil-plant interactions influencing woody encroachment (including soil data collection in

Kruger National Park)

2012 - 2016

Ph.D. Conservation Biology

Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dissertation: 'The influence of location on the structure and functioning of Private Land Conservation networks in the Western Cape Province of South Africa'

2004 - 2011

M.Sc. Geoecology

University of Bayreuth & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet Uppsala, Sweden

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