As part of her participation in the National Geographic Explorers Club Mentorship Match Program, TREE Foundation Executive Director Meg Lowman is mentoring Mai Fahmy. Mai is a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences at Fordham University. Her research focuses on assessing biodiversity levels in Madagascar using leech-derived iDNA proxy data. As she explains, “Our survival as a species is inextricably linked to the health and survival¬†of the Earth’s biodiversity.” To learn about her research, watch her 3-minute thesis presentation here: