Our Course Coordinators

Sepela Course Coordinators join every course to make sure travel, meals, and other details go smoothly. Our Course Coordinators have experience as students, sometimes instructors, on field courses and are always available to help students.

IMG_5546Natàlia Carbonell, B.Sc. – Primate Veterinary Care

Natàlia Carbonell was born in Barcelona, Spain, and is a veterinary student at Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid, Spain. Probably influenced by her father who is a veterinarian, Natàlia has always been interested in animals and wildlife. Last summer she travelled to South Africa to participate in Dr. Sanz’s Primate Veterinary Care course. This international experience allowed her to work with veterinary professionals and other vet students from all over the world. When asked to describe herself, she calls herself an animal lover.

  Ian S. Ray, M.A., M.Ed. – bio coming soon


Morgann Reid, B.Sc.H – Field PrimatologyMorgan

MorganMorganMorgann’s interest in human-animal interactions stem from her experience as a student on Dr. Wren’s primatology course last year. During her Bachelors in Biology and Psychology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Morgann focused on animal behaviour and comparative cognition. After completing the degree she wanted to gain experience in field studies and thought that South Africa would be the ideal setting. Morgann is dedicated to learning about the dynamic relationship that exists between human, animals and their environment through hands-on experiences and working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Andrew Kalmbach, B.S. – Field Photographyandrew

Andrew Kalmbach has had a strong interest in wildlife since early childhood. He has learned wilderness survival techniques through becoming an Eagle Scout and wilderness medicine through the National Outdoor Leadership School. In the summer of 2009, Andrew took part in Dr. Wren’s Primatology Field Course. It was through this experience that he became fixated on returning to Africa to expand his knowledge of African wildlife. The following year, he was able to study Wildlife Management and human/wildlife conflict through the School for Field Studies in Kenya. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Anthropology, he then worked on Dr. Wren’s research team at Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa. Andrew went on to become a zookeeper at an AZA accredited zoo where he handled the husbandry duties of four African Lions, three grizzly bears, two Alaskan coastal bears, and six black bears. Most recently, Andrew was a Risk Management insurance underwriter. He is looking forward to returning to Africa.

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