Whale tail

The impact of stories on wildlife conservation

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most.


Anna Guasco

Department of Geography

Anna Guasco

“I’m a first-year Geography PhD student studying histories and narratives of grey whales along the North American Pacific Coast. I’m fascinated by the varieties of relationships between people and grey whales, the stories told about these relationships, and why these stories might matter for broader issues of wildlife conservation, justice, and sustainability.

In addition, I’m passionate about making my area of research more accessible. I use mobility aids (including trekking poles for walking on sand, pictured here), and I’m thinking about how to make geographic fieldwork more accessible for all potential researchers.”

Find out more about research from the Department of Geography and Gates Cambridge projects via their twitter platforms.

You can hear Anna Guasco talk about grey whale narratives, including the dreaded Devil-Fish, on our YouTube channel in Celebrating Women in Science and Conservation. Skip to 101.29 minutes for Anna’s talk.


An equal world is an enabled world.
#IWD2020  #EachforEqual

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