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Juhi Parekh

Juhi Parekh

Michigan State University

  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Juhi hopes to conserve endangered species while prioritizing human needs. She is especially interested in wildlife crime, and the socioeconomic factors that are often at the root of wildlife poaching and trafficking. Juhi aspires to work with communities to find viable alternatives to wildlife crime, and to reduce the worldwide demand for exotic pets and wildlife products. She believes in ensuring that conservation does not come at the expense of marginalized human communities, and hopes this principle will be at the forefront of her future career.

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The Conservation Scholars Fund directly supports students who are pursuing a career in conservation through the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Effective conservation strategies are inclusive, involving a diversity of stakeholders and incorporating multiple values. Yet, the conservation community does not reflect the collective voice of our country. Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. Our program aims to change that.