Isabelle Rogerson – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Imagine a white-haired six-year-old in an oversized lab coat, sleeves drooping onto the floor. This is an accurate picture of my early childhood. Now, I’m a budding conservationist with a passion for protecting wildlife whilst conserving the livelihoods of local farmers. I study human-primate conflict, looking for ways humans can learn to co-exist peacefully with other animals. This requires a diverse toolkit from various different disciplines, which is why I began studying English literature and Philosophy (BA), before moving on to Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology (MSc) at the University of Oxford. I am travelling between various national parks in Africa, from my previous location in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, to my current stop in Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast.