Q&A: How a background in marine science could land you a job in development

Nadia Bood works as a program officer with the World Wildlife Fund.

A scientist by training, Nadia Bood is now a program officer with the World Wildlife Fund, where she focuses on marine science and climate change issues.

Bood is currently leading a project that spans the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. By working with local partners, the project aims to use scientific data to update or mainstream climate change policies for marine protected areas and coastal development plans

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    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.