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Caroline Ng’weno (former PhD student, UW)

Caroline Ng’weno (former PhD student, UW)

In 2017, Caroline Chebet Ng'weno earned a dual doctorate in Zoology and Hartebeest Whispering. Currently the Deputy Director of Ecological Monitoring at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Caroline completed a dissertation that was at once conceptually interesting and relevant to the conservation of lions and wild ungulates within Laikipia.

In addition to all of *that*, Caroline spearheaded Earthwatch expeditions, established an outreach program for Samburu women interested in livestock production alongside conservation, and became a black belt in R throughout the course of her dissertation work. And she didn't even bat an eye during the Great Aardvark Rodeo of '07.

Ceicil Otieno (former GIS technician, Mpala)

Ceicil Otieno (former GIS technician, Mpala)

Ceicil Otieno conducted his student attachment with us from the Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping. Under the wise tutelage of George Aike, Ceicil worked to tile, mosaic, georeference, and classify over 400 aerial photos of Mpala and neighboring ranches in Laikipia.
Christian Bopp (former research technician, Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

Christian Bopp (former research technician, Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

Christian Bopp (right) worked with Caroline on Ol Pejeta Conservancy to characterize the determinants of lion kill-sites. Currently, he is working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. In this photo, Christian is simulating the role of a poacher (who typically wear oversized puffy blue coveralls), thereby enticing a special forces dog to gnaw on his arm.
Clint Atkinson (former research technician, UW)

Clint Atkinson (former research technician, UW)

Clint Atkinson worked with us as a technician on the statewide moose project. From humble beginnings sorting moose kidneys under the watchful eye of Brett Jesmer, he now works in the enviable position of large carnivore biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department out of Lander, Wyoming. Way to go Clint; mind those ursids.

Corinna Riginos (former Berry postdoctoral fellow, UW)

Corinna Riginos (former Berry postdoctoral fellow, UW)

Corinna Riginos is a freelance biologist extraordinaire in Jackson, managing the KLEE experiment, working as an environmental consultant, and rapidly becoming the state's go-to expert on deer-vehicle collisions (all while raising two super-adorable kids). Despite working as a postdoctoral associate in our group for a tragically short period of time, we often claim credit for her professional success in the company of folks who don’t know any better. Good luck up there Corinna!