Celebrating the People of WIOGEN

We weren’t ready to stop introducing you to young scientists the world needs to know about, so here are some bonus Early Career Scientist we think you should meet.

Ombache Effie

Marine Biologist, Kenya Tropical Sealife

Find out more about her here or contact her on email: ombache29[@]gmail.com or social media Facebook/Instagram: @effiekeens, or Twitter: @effieombache.

Annabelle Constance

Ecologist with special interest in Vegetation dynamics of island Ecosystems. Find out more here or contact her on email: constanceannabelle[@] yahoo.com or on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/annabelleconstance

Kethokuhle Hlatshwayo

Aquatic Ecologist and SASS5 accredited scientist. You can find out more about him here and get in touch via email: kgkhanyile [@] gmail.com and on social media.

  • Facebook: Gift’d Joat Kuhle Ngwane
  • Twitter: @Khethokuhle_050

Eric Thuranira

Eric is a shark and ray specialist in Kenya. Find out more about him here. And get in touch on email – eric.thuranira [@] arocha.org – or social media:

  • Facebook-Eric Thuranira K
  • Twitter- @eric_nira

This June we are excited to showcase some of the Early Career*** Scientists in WIOGEN.

Philile Mvula

Philile is exploring the ecology of rocky intertidal shores. Find out more about her, here.

You can also get in touch with her on email: emeldarate [@] gmail.com or social media. Twitter: @MvulaPhilile and Facebook: Philile Mvula


Dave van Beuningen

Shark and Ray conservation

Find out more about Dave and his work with The Wildlife Conservation Society here. You can get in touch with him via email: dvanbeuningen [@] wcs.org or find him on Twitter: @DavevanB3

Hellen Akoth

Marine Veterinarian

Find out more about her here and get in touch via email: hellenjoina [@] gmail.com

or on social media:

  • Twitter: @hellen_akoth
  • Facebook: Joina Hellen Akoth
  • LinkedIn: Hellen Akoth

Frank Mirobo

Marine Biologist with special interest in megafauna.

Find out more about him here and get in touch via email: frankmirobo.fm [@] gmail.com or on social media: Facebook: @Frank Mirobo. Instagram: @f.Mirobo. LinkedIn: @Frank Mirobo. Twitter: @ WIOECSN

***We recognise that there are a number of ways to define “Early Career” and we went for people under 35, but if you would consider yourself “Early Career” and are over 35, please contact us to be considered.

This May we are celebrating the Women of WIOGEN by showcasing one women of science each week.

Ayesha Bobat

Marine Research Assistant at WildOceans

Found out more about her here.

And get in touch with her on social media using the handle: @ayeshabobat or on email ayesha.bobat08 [@] gmail.com

Veronica van der Schyff

Ecotoxicologist, PhD Student

Found out more about her here. And get in touch via email: veronica.vanderschyff [@] yahoo.com

Dr Stephanie Plön

Marine Biologist, Cetacean specialist

Found out more about her here. Get in touch with Stephanie on social media or email

Emojong Mercy Amai

Environmental and Maritime Law subject Matter Expert.

Find out more about her here. Get in touch with Mercy on social media or email.

  • Twitter: @mercyemojong
  • LinkedIn: Mercy Amai Emojong
  • Facebook: Mercy Messy Amai
  • Email: emomesy [@] gmail.com
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