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Programme Officer - Medicinal Plants at TRAFFIC

Since 2010, I have supported the FairWild Board in managing stakeholder relations and the day-to-day operations of the FairWild Standard and certification scheme, as well as providing technical support to TRAFFIC’s broader medicinal plants trade program.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 IQJ
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


I am a programme officer with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, focusing on the trade in medicinal and aromatic plants. In this role also, I act as executive officer of the FairWild Foundation Secretariat, a standard-setting initiative supported by TRAFFIC. In previous roles, I worked for the World Bank on biodiversity conservation projects in the East Asia region, carried out work placements with conservation NGOs in Indonesia and Belize, and worked with Kew Gardens’ sustainable uses group. I have a bachelor's degree in biology, and a master's degree in nature, society, and environmental policy.