For Mauricio Castrejon, fisheries manager for CI’s Americas field division marine program, his ‘aha!’ moment came when the 2007 financial crisis hit the Galápagos Islands.
For David Emmett, teaching biology in Malawi delivered a reality check on the intersection between conservation, poverty, food insecurity and education that shaped his career.
How a summer in the Peruvian Amazon led Natasha Calderwood to shift her career path toward conservation.
How working with octopus fishers in Madagascar led Kame Westerman to make a surprising discovery about women and conservation.
How two weeks in a Nicaraguan forest caused one would-be primatologist to rethink her career path.