Ms. Zuomei Ning comes from Xining City in Qinghai province, Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in forestry from Beijing Forestry University, where she was involved in environmental issues as a volunteer. From 2010 to 2015, as the leader of the China Green Student Forum, she worked extensively in capacity-building to promote youth participation in environmental protection. In 2016, she relocated to Qinghai province, to become the executive director of Snow Alliance (SA), an NGO aimed at nature conservation and public education. Under Ms. Ning’s leadership, SA was able to fill the data gap on the Black-Necked Crane on the south slope of Qilian Mountain through specialized field investigation.
After eight years of work, she has gained rich experiences in public participation, wildlife research and habitat preservation. During her 2019-20 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship year at UC Davis, Ms. Ning wants to share her insights on China and she is eager to learn more about natural resource management and monitoring, national park systems, and citizen science in the U.S. In the future, she intends to contribute to nature conservation in Northwest China by combining social development and eco-friendliness.
- Speaking on a technical topic (wildlife, habitat protection)
- Sharing Chinese culture
- Talking with student groups
- Meeting with individual professors/researchers