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Students

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M.Sc. student Britt Klaassen

Britt Klaassen – M.Sc. University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Britt Klaassen was born in The Netherlands and from a young age she has had a huge passion for nature and wildlife. She first came to Kenya in 2012 and has been back numerous times since then. Britt is currently working on her Master’s degree in Biology, specialising in ‘Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation’, at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands and joined the Mara Cheetah Project in March 2017 to work on her final thesis. For her research project Britt will be using collar data to look at cheetah habitat selection and movement patterns in the Mara ecosystem in relation to both natural and anthropogenic factors.

M.Sc. student Emily Madsen

M.Sc. student Emily Madsen



Emily Madsen – M.Sc. Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK

Emily Madsen has had a passion for the outdoors and wildlife since a young age growing up in the countryside of the UK. Since completing her B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Bristol, Emily has spent time traveling and has undertaken a Master’s Degree in Wild Animal Biology at the Royal Veterinary College in conjunction with the Zoological Society of London. Emily is joining the Mara Cheetah Project for her M.Sc. thesis where she will be assessing the distributions of wildlife outside of the protected areas.