It all happened at the end of my last year of university. As I was about to graduate, all the worries and insecurities of a fresh graduate kept popping up.
My big dilemma was what am I supposed to do next? What is the career that I want? Should I apply for a masters program or should I start looking for a job?
For quite some time I was working for an Romanian NGO dealing with deforestation, which in my opinion is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity and to humanity itself, and it occurred to me that maybe there are other NGOs working to eradicate this plague called deforestation, so I started searching to see if I could find an internship in order to improve and share my knowledge.
As I was looking for something to boost my professional experience I tumbled upon the WWF YVP and immediately applied. To be honest I had scant hope that I would get selected, but after a few months, I surprisingly received an email with the proposal of traveling to Paraguay for six monthts and getting involved in a WWF Project within The Atlantic Forest of Alto Parana. It was a “love at first sight” scenario.
The first email exchange was followed by a few more, a couple of interviews, then the final acceptance letter!
Everything was set, a great adventure was awaiting me!