Mr. Moses Masake (MSc), Ecoexist Research Fellow, Texas A & M University
In July, 2018 we gave a big Trunks up, rumbles, trumpets, and a proud Texas Aggies Whoop! for Moses Moshe Masake, our first Ecoexist Graduate Fellow from Botswana to complete his Master’s degree! Moses spent a year in the field with us, conducting applied research on the role of local institutions to help alleviate human-elephant conflict. He then traveled to Texas for a year of intense coursework and study. He’s now written up the results of his research, which are already guiding our work with local farmers’ associations, village development committees, and other community organizations. Moses now holds a Master’s Degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University! We call him “Master Moses” now.
Thanks to Dr. David Matarrita for serving on his committee, along with Ecoexist Directors, Graham McCulloch, Anna Catherine Songhurst, and Amanda Stronza. Moses is now working as a Conservation Officer for Cheetah Conservation Botswana.