Catriona Moss has recently joined the Communications team at CIFOR. After studying journalism at Cardiff University in Wales, she then went on to travel around South America. It was during a conservation volunteer placement in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador, that she gained a real passion for learning about and protecting rainforests. Since then her career has been in humanitarian and development communications having worked for the Big Issue magazine in South Africa, Muslim Aid UK, Oxfam UK and the Overseas Development Institute. As well as a love for blogging and creative writing, she is also a keen filmmaker.