DR MONICA AWASTHY
Dr Monica Awasthy is the Strategy Assurance, Science & Partnerships Team Lead at BirdLife Australia (BLA) where she works with data analysts, scientists and researchers to support BLA’s conservation programs. She was previously the Urban Bird Program Manager and has over 15 years of experience in citizen science, field ornithology and wildlife research across Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia and North America.
She is interested in the intersection between people and birds, particularly novel and creative ways of (re)connecting people to nature through our feathered friends. One of her favourite BLA Photography competitions was done in partnership with the Birds in Backyards Program (“City Slickers” Sept/Oct 2017) in which birds were captured interacting with people or man-made spaces.
Learn more about Birdlife Australia’s Conservation Programs at https://birdlife.org.au/programs