Janet is a vegetation ecologist from South Africa and currently works for the local government in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Here she has more than 10 years of research experience and her main focuses are on using research outcomes to provide management recommendations to land users for the sustainable use and conservation of the natural resources within the province. Her research interests include bush encroachment, plant-animal interactions and savanna ecology. Janet completed an MPhil in Conservation Leadership through the University of Cambridge in 2017, where she gained experience in communication and collaboration during her dissertation on avian species prioritization among conservation partners along a migration route. She also has an MSc in Grassland Science from the University of the Free State (SA). She has been an editor of a magazine for a scientific society in Southern Africa and enjoyed working together as a team. With these skills, she hopes to contribute to the awareness of global green recovery.