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Communications Consultant

2024, ongoing
ISS African Futures & Innovation, Pretoria, South Africa
Curation of weekly Blog and monthly Newsletter.
Expert liaison and partnership building for outreach

Website Consultant

2024, ongoing
ISS African Futures & Innovation, Pretoria, South Africa
Website user experience, structure, layout. Content strategy, revision, editing


2023, ongoing
REWILDING SOUTHERN AFRICA Magazine, Pretoria, South Africa
Environmental journalism, content strategy and feature writing, stakeholder engagement

Chief Research Officer

2023, ongoing
AidBlock, Ghana
Blockchain for Purpose

Executive MBA

2022 - 2023
Quantic School of Business and Technology, USA

Founder and Director

Ongoing, since 2017
PLCnetwork of the Southern Hemisphere
Private and community land conservation

Programmes Manager and Partnerships & Conservation Entrepreneurship Advisor

2021 - 2023
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 building

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'

Research and Communication Manager (Freelance)

2019 - 2020
Lushomo, Cape Town, South Africa
Report editing, infographic development, design briefs, website content

Visiting Lecturer

Southern African Wildlife College, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Module: Natural Resource Economics


Ongoing, since 2018
Julia’s Lens

Co-founder and Communication Manager

2017 - 2019
Khadim's Coffee Shop, Cape Town, South Africa


Environmental Researcher

2016 - 2017
C4 EcoSolutions, Tokai, South Africa
Proposal writing for Green Climate Fund; Research: soil-plant interactions influencing woody encroachment (including soil data collection in Kruger National Park)

Ph.D. Conservation Biology

2012 - 2016
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'

M.Sc. Geoecology

2004 - 2011
University of Bayreuth & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; and Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet Uppsala, Sweden