Becky Gottlieb


Student Affairs Manager


B.S. in Environmental Science (Terrestrial Ecology emphasis)
Western Washington University (WA, USA)

School for International Training
Tanzania, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

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Becky grew up near Seattle, Washington, USA. As a child Becky spent her time exploring beaches and romping through forests. Becky continued to explore her love for the environment in college and she graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in Environmental Science.

When the rainy northwest began to make her a little restless in college, Becky decided to spend a semester studying marine ecology and natural resource management in Zanzibar, Tanzania. She immediately fell in love with the country and decided to stay for a second semester. The second time around she studied wildlife conservation and political ecology in northern Tanzania.
Becky was fascinated by the culture, the environment, and the complex and unique conservation issues Tanzania faces. After graduating from college in 2012, Becky returned to Tanzania to pursue her passion of working with communities to promote environmental conservation and sustainability. She worked as the field site manager for a non-profit organization in southern Tanzania that aims to simultaneously improve human livelihoods and promote elephant conservation. She managed both social science and natural science research projects regarding wildlife conservation in Tanzania. She also taught environmental education classes, started a library, and taught farmers how to safely protect their farms from elephants.

From 2015-2018 Becky worked as the Student Affairs Manager at the SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies in Tanzania. She loved sharing her love of Tanzania with students and providing positive and enriching study abroad experiences. After an extended bicycle trip around Southeast Asia, Becky is thrilled to be back in East Africa as the Student Affairs Manager at the SFS Center for Water and Wildlife Studies in Kenya.