I am a veterinary epidemiologist specializing in wildlife. I began working on wildlife health projects based in Africa as a vet student over 10 years ago and am passionate about contributing to wildlife conservation and One Health in southern Africa. Part of my PhD research on tuberculosis in wildlife brought me to Zimbabwe, where I studied working elephants in coordination with the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. I have been hooked since, continuing to volunteer with the Trust and even becoming registered as a vet in Zimbabwe. I am currently based in the US, working on animal health research in Africa and Ireland, and in light of COVID-19, I am also working with a state public health department on pandemic response.