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I was born and raised in the multicultural, international community of Geneva, Switzerland. Having travelled widely during my childhood, I was sensitized to the needs of the natural world from an early age and was driven to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation. I have recently completed my B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph in Canada, with an emphasis on conservation biology and wildlife pathology. During my undergraduate degree, I worked in Costa Rica as a veterinary and nursery assistant where I was captivated by the charisma and morphologically distinct features of sloths. I continued on to conduct ethological studies and dedicate my thesis to sloth welfare in a captive environment. I was inspired to pursue the Conservation Medicine program as it encapsulates my aspirations and passions. I am drawn to the comprehensive nature of the program and am eager to develop the skills necessary to address global conservation issues. I am particularly interested in the fields of pathology and infectious diseases and am keen to further my academic career by pursuing a specialization in wildlife veterinary pathology. Having grown up around the Swiss Alps, I love the outdoors. In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my dog (and cat who likes to tag along), reading, watching nature documentaries, and photography.