Assistant Volunteer Research Programme Coordinator
Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Carmen matriculated from Pearson High School in 2009. With a sense of adventure and a curiosity seeded in childhood of farms and wildlife she decided to study the Game Ranch Management Diploma through the Nelson Mandela University at the Addo Campus thereafter completing the BTech qualification at the George (Saasveld) Campus. During the practical year of this course she was first introduced to a volunteer programme on a cheetah conservation project. She worked in the Great Karoo managing a wildlife volunteer programme and in Port Elizabeth for a tour operator before making the move up to the Waterberg to take up the position as Assistant Volunteer Research Coordinator at Welgevonden. Carmen has an enquiring interest in the effectiveness of conservation through various sustainable land use management practices.