Kirsty is in her final year at Quest University. She is studying conservation and behavioural ecology, and believes that while reading and writing academic articles is important, conservationists need to also be actively involved in projects. Public debate about the pipeline and other environmental issues cannot occur, unless the public is informed about these issues. Kirsty has worked on conservation projects in Costa Rica, and is now ready to confront environmental threats closer to home. Kirsty was inspired by Magdalena Angel’s passion for this project, and has become dedicated to seeing this vision become a reality.