DANIELA LAINEZ DEL POZO
PhD candidate, University College London
Daniela is PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, a biologist and photographer from Peru. Her interest is in interdisciplinary approaches to conservation. Since 2015 she has done ethnographical research in northern Peru, an area highly vulnerable to El Niño and climate change, where she is exploring stakeholder perspectives on the challenges to achieve effective MPA management. Before this, she led technically demanding conservation projects like the biological baseline study of the Manu-Tambopata Conservation Corridor, and has also lectured at university. Her photography has been awarded recognition twice at UCL Research Images as Art competition and her research is supported by INNOVATE-Peru, EFN-WWF, UCL, RGS-IBG, and the Scott Neotropical Fund.
(Daniela was selected as the recipient of a full scholarship position on Homeward Bound, provided by major sponsor Kathmandu)