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Remote Staff

SEED Madagascar's remote staff members cover a wide variety of responsibilities aiding both the London office and programs in Madagascar. COVID-19 has caused lots of disruptions with travel to Madagascar but also provided us the opportunity to recruit talent from across the world! 

AnaLuizaDomingos.jpg Ana Luiza Domingos Remote Programme Intern in Community Health

Ana Luiza Domingos has an extensive background in nutrition, with a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and two post-doctoral fellowships in research institutions in Brazil (Federal University of Viçosa and National School of Public Health/FIOCRUZ). Her first research project was in Brazilian indigenous tribes in 2007; since then, she has been navigating through topics such as nutritional status of populations, food consumption, risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases, urban health, global syndemic, and artificial intelligence techniques applied to health studies.

Ana Luiza joined the SEED team to collaborate and learn from the community health projects, especially emergency food distribution.

Jemima Pic.jpg Jemima Walsh Remote Programme Intern in WASH and Education Infrastructure

Throughout her undergraduate degree in history and politics, Jemima developed her interests in human rights and international development with a focus on gender studies and indigenous lives. Her final year research, focused on reproductive rights, has inspired her passion for equal access to contraceptive technology. She is currently studying an MSc in Humanitarian Engineering at the University of Warwick, exploring interdisciplinary solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Jemima is enthusiastic about SEED’s work in Madagascar, highlighting the value in cultivating long-lasting relationships with the people to respond to specific needs. She is excited to learn from the education infrastructure projects as they integrate school, health, and WASH systems into communities.

Screen Shot 2022-02-04 at 2.28.15 PM.png Philip Fernandes Conservation Research Intern

Phil's first experience with SEED came in 2018 when he volunteered on SEED's Conservation Research Programme in Sainte Luce. Currently, Phil is in the final year of his Master's degree in Biology at the University of Oxford, researching how grasslands will respond to climate change.

With interests in tropical forest ecology, Phil has returned to SEED as an intern to develop his research skills. He is looking forward to learning more about SEED's different projects, reflecting their holistic approach to conservation and development.

katie-newton.jpg Katherine Newton Conservation Research Intern

Katie received a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis on animal behavior from New College of Florida. Her undergraduate research on dolphin echolocation and object recognition was presented at both national and international conferences. After working in zoos and aquariums, veterinary medicine, and wildlife rehabilitation, she has found a passion for wildlife conservation. She is currently enrolled in Oregon State University's Wildlife Management Graduate Certificate program.

Katie is interested in the relationships between humans and their animal counterparts, and she advocates for the preservation of species via research and educational outreach. She is excited to be a part of SEED's multifaceted approach to conservation and the ability to study the unique, endemic species of Madagascar.

2ddaaad8-0182-44fe-bee8-666814642f1d.JPG Amber Shallcross Operations and Communications Intern

Amber is a third year zoology student currently studying at the University of Sussex and has specialised in the field of conservation. Having volunteered with a variety of different organisations, Amber hopes to draw on her previous experiences and the theory learnt from her degree in her role as Operations and Communications Intern at SEED.

Amber is excited to be joining SEED to get stuck in within the fields of conservation, sustainable development and operations support. Alongside this, she is keen to gain a more first-hand experience of working on a sustainable development programme through working alongside the Malagasy members of staff.

beth-dickens.jpg Beth Dickens Remote Programme Officer

During 2017/2018, Beth worked within conservation education for Reef Doctor NGO, Madagascar. She later pursued her interest in this area through creating a series of Malagasy conservation story books for children. She has now graduated from Exeter University with an Environmental Science degree, during which she wrote her dissertation on the adaptive capacity of Belizean coastal communities to environmental change.

Beth was drawn to SEED because of their community driven and holistic approach to sustainable development and is particularly looking forward to combining her creativity with SEEDs sustainable livelihood and environmental projects.

Lauren Hodgson Portrait.jpg Lauren Hodgson Community Health Programme Intern

Lauren recently graduated from the University of Queensland with a BA
of Health Sciences and is currently completing her MA of Public Health, specialising in Global Health and Nutrition. She has a particular interest in the topics of climate change, food security, sustainable development, and menstrual hygiene management. Lauren first visited Madagascar in 2015, where she volunteered at a conservation and research institute on Nosy Komba. During her visit, she fell in love with the Malagasy culture and was inspired by the work of SEED, particularly the community-led approach. Lauren is excited to be joining the SEED team and is looking forward to contributing to the community
health programmes.