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 currently studying for a PhD, advised by Michael Lefsky and my study explores the utility of spaceborne Lidar in estimating canopy height and aboveground biomass for carbon accounting in savannas.