Assistant Lecturer: Forestry and Wildlife Management
Specialization: Parks and Protected area management
Mobile: + 254 715279769, +1 864-633-6642
My background is in Conservation biology. I use the concept of social carrying capacity to address challenges in protected areas. I have done research on large browsing ungulates as well as in conservation planning and in setting up of sustainable tourism programs in the Maasai Mara ecosystem that include wildlife conservancies and responsible nature guiding.
I have 8 years of teaching experience concentration areas being wildlife-based tourism and the social aspects of protected area use, conservation, and management.
My research interests include community-based conservation, modeling visitor use of parks and park, protected areas and local community interactions.
I am currently working with the local community in Maasai Mara to stabilize the population of cheetahs in the ecosystem on a program called Cheetah For Ever
Am pursuing my Ph.D. in Parks, recreation and tourism management at Clemson University (US). Am investigating social indicator variables that can be used to develop a threshold for use in savanna based ecosystems.
Outside academics, I like climbing mountains, the thrill of outdoor camping, an ardent arsenal fun, I love nicely roasted goat ribs and a giant Coca-Cola to go.