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"As with many Earth and space scientists, my path into the field has been indirect. My interest in veterinary medicine turned towards a broader interest in protecting wildlife habitats sometime during my years in the U.S. Peace Corps. I began my service in Niger, West Africa and after a change in the security was moved to Madagascar where I served for two years. In both the arid Sahel and lush rainforests, each country struggles with food security and nutrition. By working with communities to improve their agricultural yields and crop diversity, I was introduced to the interconnectedness of human communities and habitat health."
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