Anna Trofimtchouk is studying for her MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Before starting her career at the largest nature conservation NGO in Belarus, APB – BridLife Belarus, Anna pursued an MA degree in Media and Communications at Sodertorn University (Sweden). After working as Development Director for 4 years, she shifted focus to work more on conservation projects rather than communication and became a project manager for the Belovezhskaya Puscha (Belarusian part of the famous Bialowieza) and the Conservation Project for Polesie with the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Since then, Anna has worked on large scale nature restoration, and research about wilderness indicator species (bats, wolves, greater spotted eagles). She’s also lobbied wilderness interests within protected areas and implemented conservation-focused education projects with local communities.