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Dennis CJ

It was the allure of the natural world rather than the thought of a career that drove me to pursue my master's. These same emotions, that still play an important role in my decision making, led me to quit my job in the IT industry, where I had worked for close to three years, and pursue my master’s in Physics. Apart from enjoying the aesthetics merits that the natural world provided, I wanted to learn more about the natural laws that governed nature. On completing my master’s, this love of the natural world led me to my job in as a manager at a jungle resort. Here, apart from supervision of maintenance and construction and providing logistic support during events and workshops, I was also involved in communicating the importance of science and reasoning and the need for conservation to farmers (Mostly their children) and others in the community. Most of my time at the resort was spent, however, trekking the surrounding hills and documenting the wildlife found in the area. On leaving the resort, I went on to teach as a temporary lecturer, teaching physics to degree students. Currently I’m the Biodiversity Project Officer at Panchabhuta Conservation Foundation in Kagal, Karnataka, where I work on conservation and documentation of biodiversity of the region surrounding Aghanashini estuary and a writer at the Science media center at IISc, where I’m involved in writing press releases for the research happening at IISc.

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