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Tania Roa

Tania Roa

Tania is interning with WAN for the summer of 2020 while finishing her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University. She received a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Animal Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. During her undergraduate career, her internship at Western University and research project with the McNair Scholar’s Program focused on animal-assisted interventions with children with disabilities. Her focus shifted after she discovered the urgent need to protect biodiversity, and she is now interested in wildlife conservation. She enjoys spotting wild animals on hikes, traveling, and advocating for racial and social justice.

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international agreement which entered into force in 1993. The CBD has three primary objectives:

  • The conservation of biological diversity
  • The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
  • The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources

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