Program Director, Global Conservation Corps.
Kate Vannelli is a conservation scientist and National Geographic Explorer who is currently the Future Rangers Program Director for Global Conservation Corps (GCC). She has a background in big cat conservation and social science, with a MSc from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. She has worked to conserve cheetahs and leopards in Namibia, and has published research on the human dimensions of snow leopard conservation in the Himalayas.
She is currently based out of Denver, Colorado, with some field work in Southern Africa. She works to direct the Future Rangers Program with GCC. Future Rangers is a conservation education program operating outside of Kruger National Park, which focuses on employability in the wildlife economy to combat poaching. Right now, she is working on the scaling, and monitoring and evaluation of the environmental education program through the development of an in-field smartphone application.