Mary Waithira

Mary graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Kisii University, Kenya. She did a certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit at Egerton University, Kenya. During her third year she completed her attachment at Hell’s Gate National Park where she started learning about bird identification. She has worked with Animals Right Reserve mobile vet department where she learnt on how to handle wildlife. She did her undergraduate project on ecology, diet and movement of Eidolon helvumbats in Kisii County,

Elizabeth Mulwa

Elizabeth is an undergraduate student at Kenyatta University pursuing Bachelor of Science in conservation Biology. For her undergraduate she is working on a research project on apiculture adoption and development for economic prosperity in Kitui County. She joined Kenyatta University Birding Club where she started learning about Bird identification and learning various species of Birds. She has since gained much more experience with working on Birds as an attachee at the National Museums of Kenya Ornithology Section.

Francesca Santostefano

Francesca is interested in how social interactions among animals shape their behaviours and fitness. After completing her university studies in Padua, Italy, she moved to Germany where she earned a PhD between the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Her project focused on the consequences of social interactions on the evolution of individual differences in behaviour in Field crickets, bridging the fields of behavioural ecology and quantitative genetics.