I officially am a University of Sussex alumnus, which seems to conclude my scholarship year. With that I offer you my Final Report.

Attending graduation with fellow colleagues made for a great time to catch up with friends and exchange ideas for our next moves. It was so nice to be among classmates!

During my week in England, I also had the incredible fortune to return to Oxford Brookes University and give their evening seminar for the Primate Conservation MSc, hosted by Professor Anna Nekaris. A huge honor, Dr. Alison Jolly came along for the day, and we not only met with students pursuing research in Madagascar, but also had the opportunity to meet with many from the Madagascar conservation and education communities. It was a great chance to hear from allies in the field and learn about all the ways this field is growing stronger every day.

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Before I left town, I met with mentors to discuss ongoing research and planning for the next major steps for educational development in Madagascar. We are currently in the process of putting together plans for rooting conservation education in communities, through intergenerational exchange between the global scientific and local knowledge, using literacy as a means for developing local action from the foundation of ecological identity, so that science can truly become a resource for the Malagasy people.

And now that I am back in New York, I would love to visit any clubs in District 7230. I will gladly share how the Rotary has been influential for opening doors to global engagement.

Hope to see you soon!!

Daniella