Tim Fullman is the primary investigator for the Southern African Elephant Project. Growing up in southern California, Tim’s parents instilled in him a love of animals and the outdoors and a desire to see them protected. His first experience in Africa was a wildlife research study abroad program to Kenya in 2005. In 2007, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis. In 2008 he returned to Africa, heading to Botswana and Namibia to conduct research on elephant impacts for his Master’s degree. He earned his Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Ecology in 2009 from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He currently lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife and enjoys hiking and camping as well as learning about wildlife. He is pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of Florida. Tim looks forward to a career as a spatial ecologist at a research university, combining field research in Africa with teaching the next generation of conservationists. He is eager to work with a diverse mix of academics and practitioners from the US and abroad to develop innovative solutions to conservation problems.