Maya – NSW
I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where I recently graduated from high school and will be studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Sydney University in 2019. My greatest passions are wildlife conservation and social justice, and I have decided to take a gap year in order to travel and gain experience working for fantastic conservation organisations, both at home and around the world. Being a part of the NYLC is a great way for me to do just that, and I am super excited to work with other like-minded people to share our interests and enthusiasm with young Roots and Shoots groups. I am constantly inspired by Dr Jane Goodall’s motivation and hope for the future, and this year I am hoping to spread this hope to others and play my small part in protecting the world we live in, as well as gain skills and experience which will help me in my dream career working with wildlife!