Pamela Kereri: FINANCE MANAGER (TARANGIRE ELEPHANT PROJECT & SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECT)Pamela joined WCS in 2018. She holds a B.A in Business Administration specialising in Accounting from Tumaini University in Iringa as well as several professional certificates including Financial Management for EU Beneficiaries, ABACUS accounting, NBAA Presentation of Financial Statements. Prior to joining WCS Pamela was Project Accountant for Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Serengeti Ecosystem Management Projects, and before that Finance Officer for the Ngorongoro District Pastoral Women’s Council. She has also worked as a teacher and health attendant and done work experience for the NCAA.
Boniface Osujaki: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT Boniface joined WCS in 2012 as a field officer to supervise the Village Game Scouts outside of Tarangire National Park. When he was a boy he took care of his family’s cattle and would see wildlife in the pastures that shared the grass with his livestock. He took an interest in studying wildlife and joined the College of African Wildlife Management at Mweka, graduating with a diploma in wildlife management.
Dennis Minja: MANAGER SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECTDennis has spent seven years to date working on big cats
across the Maasai steppe heartland and Serengeti National Park. He is currently
helping to monitor the cheetah population across the Serengeti ecosystem. He
completed his Masters degree in Wildlife Management at Sokoine University of
Agriculture before starting his bush life. His study on Tarangire lions
revealed important features impacting successful hunts and prey preference.
John Mshana: LOGISTICS & VEHICLE FLEET MANAGER John joined WCS in 1998 and has worked his way from a camp assistant at the elephant research camp in Tarangire National Park to an accomplished mechanic, driver, and logistics officer. He meticulously overseas the growing fleet of vehicles, and he’s also a skilled carpenter and camp cook.
Peter Mvungi: CAMP ASSISTANT Peter joined WCS in 2009 and is based in Tarangire National Park. During his employment with WCS he has learned to drive and he often accompanies our research assistant in the field.
Alex Gerard: CAMP ASSISTANT Alex joined WCS in 2010 and is quiet and hard-working assistant. He’s also a good cook and enjoys learning car mechanics.
Zawadi Mbwambo: SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECT DRIVER/MECHANICZawadi has worked for WCS since October 2017. He maintains and repairs the Serengeti Cheetah Project’s vehicles as well as assisting with field research and logistics for WCS’s northern Tanzania projects.
Tofina Kimaki: SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECT HOUSEKEEPERTofina started working for WCS in February 2019. She ensures the Serengeti Cheetah Project house is clean and well maintained.