Pallavi is truly a wonderful volunteer who freely gives her time, talent and ideas to assist Nikela on a mission to help people saving wildlife.
“Let me do that for you.”
While in Africa internet access is sporadic so when Pallavi offered to manage our team of writers I was elated. Besides that she has brought a wealth of insights from her business consulting background to assist the cause of helping people saving wildlife. Thank you so much.
Let me introduce you to Pallavi
Q: Where do you live?
A: New Jersey, USA
Q: How did you come to love Africa’s wildlife?
A: I have always loved animals, growing up I lived a lot closer to nature and animals. Now as I see and hear stories of the slow disappearance of creatures of all shapes and sizes, and knowing their importance to maintaining the earth’s natural ecological balance, I feel the need to be more active in helping protect them.
Q: How did you find out about Nikela?
A: Through Volunteer Match
Q: What inspired you to volunteer?
A: The fact that Nikela is a volunteer run organization, that 100% of the funds go to the cause and because I had a chance to get directly involved in the work Nikela was doing.
Q: What is your Nikela Volunteer assignment?
A: I started out writing blog posts and e-book reviews and eventually started coordinating all the editorial volunteers while Margrit and Russ are traveling in Africa looking for people saving wildlife.
Q: Why is saving and protecting our planet’s wildlife and their habitat important to you?
A: Because I believe that every living organism has an equal right to live and be free on earth, in fact some by virtue of how long they’ve been around, have greater “dibs” than younger species like humans. Also because every being on this planet has a unique and critical role in keeping the earth balanced and healthy
Q: Why do you think it should be important to others?
A: With every unique species that becomes extinct or threatened, we lose a piece of what makes this a world full of wonder and beauty, something that we should be preserving for generations to come. And in a more practical way, every loss threatens the planets natural ecological balance and our own future survival.
Q: Does your volunteer opportunity benefit you in other ways besides feeling good about doing good, if so how?
A: I have learnt a ton about the status of different species around the world. I am also aware of the different threats they are facing and ways that I could help. Blogging for Nikela also helped me resurrect an earlier passion for writing, and led to my launching my own blog.
Q: Is there anything else about you that you think our readers would find interesting to learn about you or your experience while volunteering for Nikela?
A: By day I am a senior strategy and operations leader who creates business plans, financial models and organizational structures…. but in my heart and at all other times I am a childlike creature of nature and wonder. In addition to loving all creatures big and small (yeah even the spiders and earthworms) I love animated movies – I have probably seen every one made in the last 10 years or so. I especially love that they can truly be flights of the imagination, no restrictions of human or physical limitations. Also of course they usually have a happy ending.
Thank you so very much Pallavi. It’s competent, reliable, experienced volunteers like you that really make a difference.
Go check out her blog here.