Pooja Choksi, M.E.M. ‘17, a first-year Master’s student focused on community-based wildlife conservation, was recently awarded the Sidney Byers Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation from the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN). The $12,000 scholarship will support her studies in her second year at F&ES, during which she will focus on the study of population connectivity of the tiger, community-based wildlife conservation and building coexistence landscapes in her native India. The WCN Scholarship Program supports students from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America who are committed to working on wildlife conservation in their home countries. It is the first time that an F&ES student has received the award.