Thriving Futures Ambassador
Sebastian was born and raised in Wamba, Samburu County in Kenya. In 2013, he graduated from Mount Kenya University with a degree in Human Resource Management. For three years he worked with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics on surveying for demographic data, health, and economic sustainability. Later, from 2016 to 2021, he led important work on giraffe and leopard community conservation within the Twiga Walinzi Project for Namunyak Conservancy and NRT, supported by the San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG). Sebastian has also worked as a research assistant and community coordinator, and together with the Zoo’s USA-based staff, he has published three manuscripts on human dimensions of wildlife and giraffe conservation.
Sebastian joined the Legado Team in September 2021 as a Thriving Futures Ambassador to lead the Legado:Namunyak collaboration. His vision is that in the next three years the community needs, priorities, legacies inside the Mathew’s landscape and community will be met. His knowledge, experience, and passion for working with communities inside Namunyak Conservancy are a huge asset for our work!