I obtained both my PhD in Biology (Conservation Ecology and Genetics) and MSc. in Biology (specialization: Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium; and my BSc. degree in Zoology from the University of Buea, Cameroon, where I am originally from.
I have been a two-time recipient of the VUB-International Relations and Mobility Office graduate scholarships (Masters and PhD); a two time awardee of research grants from the Rufford Foundation (UK); and I was a UMD President's Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Maile Neel's Lab at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP).
Currently, I am a lecturer with the Department of Entomology (UMCP); and a Maryland’s AGEP PROMISE Academy Fellow - an an NSF-funded program to diversify biological faculty within the University System of Maryland.
I am global change biologist, with mangrove and submerged aquatic vegetation expertise. My research interest is understanding how different global change phenomena alter landscapes and the distribution of genetic variation in species; how species are responding to these changes; and how all stakeholder participation can be integrated in the restoration of degraded systems.
I am equally enthusiastic about teaching and training the younger generation to tackle real world problems.