Rosie Trevelyan is Director of the Tropical Biology Association which has offices in Cambridge and Nairobi. Rosie and her team are building the careers of conservation scientists through practical training courses coupled with follow-up support. The TBA has a 97% contact rate with its African trainees since 2004. In 2008, Rosie was awarded the Zoological Society of London’s Silver Medal for contributions to wildlife conservation and education. She has written several training manuals such as “Fundraising Guidelines”, “Scientific Writing and Publishing Results” and “Birds of Kirindy”. Rosie sits on a number of boards including the Royal Society SE Asia Research Programme and she is a member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative steering committee. Rosie has a BA and DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford during which time she carried out projects on birds, lizards, coral reefs and the Malagasy giant jumping rat.