Veronique Couttee

One word for success is grit!

Originally from Mauritius, I am an island girl with a dream. My dream is to build a network of gritty and talented individuals that will become the environmental superheroes that this planet needs!

After I  completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Mauritius in 2015, I joined the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) as a conservation biologist. For two and a half years, I worked on a wide range of projects notably translocations and monitoring of endangered bird species like the olive-white eye and Mauritius flycatcher.

The knowledge acquired a the MWF led me to be hired by the Seychelles Islands Foundation(SIF) on the Inva'Ziles project as project officer. Living and working in Seychelles was a life-changing experience that reaffirmed my passion for this field. 

I spent nine months in Seychelles after which I received the Foreign Fulbright Student program scholarship to do a Masters in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy at SUNY Albany, New York.


My goal is to make the most of the many opportunities that are coming my way in the United States. I believe that everything that I have learned so far will allow me to inspire and empower other young African people to become conservation leaders. 

Please feel free to reach out if you want to learn more about

my education and experience.

Banding of a Mauritius paradise flycatcher in Combo National park, Mauritius.

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