About Me

I perform interdisciplinary research on wildlife conservation issues, particularly human-carnivore coexistence in Washington State.

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I am currently a graduate student at the University of Washington-Seattle School of Environment and Forest Sciences SEFS. My Urban Ecology lab advisor Dr. John Marzluff secured a grant for the “Feasibility of a Wolf Economy” that formed the basis of my dissertation.

In 2016, the Bullitt Foundation awarded me their 10th annual Environmental Leadership prize. The Bullitt prize is a huge honor for me and encourages me to continue investing in conservation, environment, and education.

Following on the Bullitt prize, the Sunday Monitor newspaper named me one of the “Top 40 Women Under 40” in my home country of Uganda.

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Work Experience

  • Senior Field Officer (WILD Project), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), 2009 - 2012
    • Supervised field activities for WILD Program which included working with communities in close proximity to protected areas to identify suitable alternative livelihoods that would reduce human-wildlife conflict.
    • Participated in Environmental Impact Assessment review for oil development projects.
  • Farm Manager and Estate Director, Bosemba Farm, 2005 - 2008

    • Supervised day-to-day operations of rural farm.


  • PhD candidate, School of Environment and Forest Sciences; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    Dissertation: Human and Carnivore Interactions in Washington State.

  • Certificate, Nonprofit Management program; UW Evans School of Public Policy, Seattle, Washington

  • MSc, Environment & Natural Resources; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

    Thesis: Conservation of Crocodylus Suchus in Kidepo Valley National Park

  • BSc, Zoology (Major); Botany & Psychology (Minor); Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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