Elaine graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc Hons in Conservation and Ecological Management in 2010. She is a highly motivated and hardworking mammal and botanical ecologist with experience of working across public, private and charity sectors. She has a passion for mammals, particularly bats (she is a licensed bat worker) and is being drawn further into the fascinating world of plants. In 2008 she led a student research expedition to Nepal where the team of Scottish and Nepalese students worked with local communities and rangers in Langtang National Park to form solutions to issues regarding human-wildlife conflict. Elaine takes a holistic approach to conservation matters, is dedicated to finding solutions to conservation issues and has a particular passion for helping people from all backgrounds to fall in love with wildlife and the environment. She is a volunteer fundraiser for Bats without Borders helping to coordinate fundraising activities and to promote its work.