Meet the team

A bit about us…

Natasha Howard

Natasha was an Olympic rower for Great Britain competing in the women’s 8+ for five years and at the Beijing Olympics. She enjoys all sports and being outdoors. In 2014 she cycled back towards the UK from China for three months travelling through China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. A certified swim and rowing coach, First Aider and beach life guard. Natasha has extensive experience living, travelling and working abroad having grown up in Zambia, Namibia and Hong Kong then working in the Maldives and China. She is a certified SCUBA diver and completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. She spent three months of this summer conducting research for her MSc thesis in the Eastern Rainforest Mountains of Madagascar.

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Tash Howard

Lucy Archer

Lucy has extensive experience of the Mekong region having travelled and worked throughout South-East Asia. Enjoys running, cycling, diving, sea kayaking and rowing. Lucy has competed in marathons, completed the Boston Long Distance Rowing Race and is a regular hiker, summits include Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo and Dead Woman’s pass in Peru. A Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award holder, and exercise enthusiast, Lucy regularly enters the annual London to Brighton cycle event and has represented her county in basketball and athletics. Certified SCUBA diver and First Aider. Lucy will travel far and wide in search of wildlife and has worked with turtles in Cape Verde, Barn Owls in Hungary and Wading birds in Peru. This summer, Lucy spent three months in Uganda, conducting her MSc research.

Both Natasha and Lucy have recently finished their MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London.

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Lucy Archer