IDCE Students Profiles

Yanfang Cun (ES&P '2010)

Yanfang Cun (China) received her B.A. from Yunnan Nationalities University. Since graduating, she worked as an English tour guide in Lijiang, Yunnan for three years and joined The Nature Conservancy China program in 2001. She has worked for ecotourism and conservation education programs and conducted many community-based conservation outreach activities. Her long-term goal is to promote rural community natural resource sustainable management and development in her hometown in China, using local and global resources. In addition, she is from the Naxi minority, one of the many ethnic groups in Yunnan with their own unique and distinct culture, and still practices animism.