I hail from a landlocked Southern African country, Zimbabwe. I grew up with a great passion for the Environment and hence my undergraduate degree was Environmental Science, specialising in Forestry, obtained from Bindura State University, Zimbabwe. Due to the desire to strengthen my forestry inventory skills, I went on to study for an MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management, again specialising in Forestry. This degree was obtained from the then International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), now University of Twente, The Netherlands. I am very enthusiastic to start my PhD at CSU. I will be advised by Michael Lefsky and my study will mainly involve the application of GIS and Remote Sensing tools, mainly spaceborne Lidar in forest canopy assessment and the ecological issues thereof. My main interests are in modelling forest canopy height to determine the amount of aboveground biomass within forests and hence how much carbon they can sequester in line with Clean Development Mechanism.