AIP STUDENT VIVIANA BRISENO-MARQUEZ

Nature has always been my inspiration, especially animals. After college I remember being frustrated because I felt I couldn't do anything to prevent the extinction of species. The first moment for me to "wake up" was when reading The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love by Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff. I remember realizing all of a sudden that I didn't have to be in the middle of Africa in order to have an impact on the environment and that it was never too late to look for different paths.


Even though the extinction of wildlife species has always been an important issue for me, I've come to understand better how, in any conservation issue, one of the key factors is the role that humans are playing in it. Now, I believe my main interest is to find the way that we can interact with nature in the least destructive way possible. As an AIP student I get to learn directly from people working in conservation that show us all these examples of how they have struggled and succeeded in their attempts and push us to be analytical and creative in our thinking.

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