I talk to people: government officials, university professors, park officials, people who live in or near parks. Together we look at
the overall threats to their biodiversity and decide on the best places to put aside as protected areas.
In college, I majored in language but I also studied both anthropology and science. Through anthropology I learned about people's
customs and needs. Science taught me how to come up with solutions to help the environment. In my work, I try to balance both.