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Nature's SAFE expands staff

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

In February this year (2022), Nature's SAFE Charity Coordinator, Dr Rhiannon Bolton, left on 12 months maternity leave. She handed over to new Nature's SAFE Charity Coordinator, Sophie Pulcella MSc. Due to the continued expansion of Nature's SAFE operations, a second member of staff was added temporarily for six months to boost our efforts in fundraising and marketing; Allyson Walsh PhD.

Sophie Pulcella MSc Allyson Walsh PhD

Sophie is a passionate wildlife conservation scientist who studied her undergraduate degree at the University of Salford, obtaining a first-class BSc (Hons) in zoology, and went on to complete a Masters degree in Wild Animal Biology, led by the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London. She brings a wealth of clinical knowledge having completed placements at London Zoo and Whipsnade Safari Park. She is experienced in zoo environments and laboratory settings, having assisted with captive breeding programmes, clinical interventions and daily animal management and care routines. Eagerly looking to apply all her knowledge and skills gained previously, she is now busy building new partnerships and expanding our biobanking work here at Nature’s SAFE. If you are a cryopreservation scientist or zoo interested in partnering with Nature's SAFE - please do reach out to Sophie.

Allyson a seasoned nature recovery biologist, science communicator, and fundraiser with over two decades of experience managing projects dedicated to protecting biodiversity in collaboration with community networks, scientists, and educators globally. Her career includes working for renowned institutions, including San Diego Zoo and the University of Cambridge. Allyson holds degree in biology from the University of Southampton, and a doctorate in the landscape ecology from the University of Bristol. Combining her lifelong passion for nature with her penchant for writing to secure foundation and corporate alliances, Allyson has facilitated successful endangered species recovery collaborations, writing grants and creating communications to support conservation, research, and education projects in the UK and USA. She believes successful fundraising starts with a deep belief in the cause you are supporting, and is busy building new relationships on behalf of Nature's SAFE. If you are a foundation, corporation or individual interested in supporting Nature's SAFE - please do reach out to Allyson.

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