Samantha Zwicker is a Ph.D. student researching ecology and conservation at the University of Washington in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences while pursuing a separate Nonprofit Management Certificate from the Evans School.
She received her bachelor’s with honors from the University’s Program on the Environment in 2012 and her master’s in June of 2015. In addition to teaching environmental studies and environmental science courses at the University of Washington, she is President of the National Forestry Honors Society (Alpha Chapter), term member of the renowned Explorers Club, and co-founder and President of Hoja Nueva. Samantha’s fieldwork is based primarily in the Amazon rainforest along the Las Piedras River in Peru, where she’s investigating Increasing the resilience of both livelihoods and ecosystems: wildlife conservation in cacao agroforestry systems of Las Piedras, Peru. Several of her other projects involve assessing the effects of land use change on felids and their prey using in-situ observation and camera trapping, estimating density of jaguar populations in the Piedras, and reintroducing threatened species to the wild. EMAIL