Nicole Meier graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Forest Conservation and Environmental Studies, and will start a M.Sc. in Biology at McGill University in September 2018. Being half Swiss and Panamanian, Nicole has been involved in several projects dedicated to the conservation and understanding of temperate and tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity, getting the opportunity of working with organizations such as Credit Valley Conservation, one of Ontario’s Conservation Authorities in Canada, as a bat echolocation call identification intern and as an ecologist and research assistant; and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute alongside Dr. Stanley Heckadon, in programs dedicated to the conservation of mangroves and environmental education. She also had the opportunity to study unique ecosystems such as the Andes, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Basin in Ecuador, and getting involved in volunteer experiences including the Climate Justice for Young Canadians and Future Generations group at the University of Toronto in Canada, providing assistance in the rehabilitation of native wild animals at the Municipal Summit Park, and promoting the conservation of Panama’s national bird, the Harpy Eagle, through SOS Harpy Eagle. Nicole aspires to develop strong skills and knowledge on Neotropical ecology and climate change mitigation, and to dedicate her life to conservation and environmental care.