I am a recent graduate of the masters program in International Development Studies from the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. When I was 22 years old, I participated in the WWF Explore! program for three months, from September to December 2014, while conducting research for my master's thesis on community-based forest management.
The opportunity to work with the WWF on a conservation and development project was an amazing experience for me, having already studied international development and being passionate about environmental conservation. Aside from learning a great deal about the work that goes on "on the ground" in a project like this one, living in Madagascar was an intensely interesting experience in itself, one that I will never forget.