11377119_10153315148849717_6591125917915875666_n - CopyOlivia Sievert

I am a 23-year-old recent graduate with a BSc in Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour, from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. My time in University helped grow my passion for wildlife, and over the years I have had amazing opportunities to work hands on with everything from pilot whales, sharks, rhinos, lions, and even raccoons. I have been working at the LLWC for 7 months in both the Orphan Care section and integrations, two months ago I started my section of the field study on the urban vervets. I am currently in love with finally being out of the classroom and hope to continue my work with wildlife specifically, large carnivore conservation.


Melissa Bio PIc - CopyMelissa King-Smith 

I am a second year veterinary student from Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. with a focus on wildlife conservation medicine. I have been working with animals for over 10 years and began working with wildlife and zoo animals for the past three years. In my spare time I enjoy my pets, photography, and exploring the outdoors with my fiancé.