Born in Berlin (Germany) and raised in Brighton (England), Annika Schlemm is a PhD student in the Department of Hydrology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, funded by Marie Curie and the inventWater project. Prior to this, she was an Associate Programme Officer in the Science Team at UNEP WCMC, having completed her master's degree at the University of Cambridge and bachelors degree at the University of Oxford.
Annika's environmental research has taken her across six countries, with publications in Conservation Science and Practice and Animal Cognition.
Annika hopes to use her environmental research and media background to communicate the value of nature and empower people to mitigate further environmental destruction.
Photo of Annika courtesy of Ben Cherry