I have many passions, but what I am most passionate about is the environment and the creatures that inhabit it. For as long as I can remember, all I’ve ever wanted to do is help to heal some of the many problems we’ve inflicted on the Earth. So that’s why I’m now in University, studying to become a conservation biologist. My dream is to move to a developing country after I graduate so that I can use the skills I’m learning in school to try and save the tremendous biodiversity of these countries, so that the many species that live there do do not become diminished.
This past spring I traveled to a village on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and spent two weeks volunteering with a sea turtle conservation program while living with a local family. This experience has forever changed my outlook on many things in my life, and also made me fall in love with volunteering. In the future I would love to return to Latin America to volunteer on a sustainable organic farm, as I had the opportunity to see some of the devastation that monoculture farming has done to the country’s rich natural environment. But also on my list is South Asia. Thanks to this blog, spending time with elephants at Lotus Elephant Sanctuary is on my list!
Thank-you for everything that you do to help make a difference in the world, and for giving people like me the chance to share our stories.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi