Admin and Communications Officer
Maisy is a passionate bat conservationist who is keen to study and change the perception of these amazing creatures. She became fascinated by bats at the age of 2 after watching a television documentary about how misunderstood they are and has been fighting their cause ever since. This love for bats has broadened into a huge appreciation for the natural world in its entirety.
Maisy studied the habits of tent-making bats in Utila, Honduras, for her Zoology degree dissertation from the University of Exeter. For her masters, she focused on the cultural variation in bat perception, and how the facial structures of bats influence how humans respond to them. Bat science and research is something she is very much keen to pursue further as there is still so much to learn! Alongside her academic pursuits has been an artistic appreciation for bats and other wildlife and she has illustrated a range of media, from scientific papers to children’s books and activity pages. Her fundraising efforts and bat-themed events helped her get her university’s Ecological Society nominated for national awards.
Maisy currently works part-time with Bats without Borders, the Bat Conservation Trust on the National Bat Helpline and is building her own freelance illustration business. When not working, she enjoys watching and performing live music with her family band or as a solo act. She is also currently learning British Sign Language and enjoys spending time with her tabby cat, Mali.