An Introduction

22 January, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2balance

Hi all! I am Amie, the new Carbon Project Officer joining the Taunton team.

I am excited to be getting settled into the role, and to be part of a fantastic team doing invaluable work around the globe. Thank you all for the warm welcome!

I have found myself at co2balance following two years of working in ecological consultancy, project managing and undertaking protected species surveys. Although, my passion for climate change mitigation, poverty alleviation and international development sent me in search of something new.

My interest in these topics began whilst at university and through my travels throughout the developing world. I focused on the complex links between the environment, poverty and developing countries whilst studying at the University of York. My dissertation explored the relationship between these across the African continent, evaluating the effectiveness of community-based environmental projects in alleviating poverty in rural African communities, revolving around the sustainable development goals and environmental policy.

Following my graduation in 2016, I lived in Kruger National Park for three months carrying out biodiversity research and community-outreach initiatives. I am eager to get stuck in helping the continent that I am so fond of following numerous trips out there.

Outside of work I love walking and exploring outdoors, doing the odd bit of photography and being an animal lover visiting wildlife parks.

I am excited to see what is in store for me with co2balance, and eager to begin a career in helping tackle climate change and deliver improvements throughout rural communities throughout Africa and beyond.

Myself with Mykono the Bull elephant we tracked regularly throughout the program in Kruger National Park to assist the anti-poaching units.