Marija Minić, MSc is a first generation Canadian, with Serbian ancestral roots, who works researching desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) in the Mojave Desert of the southwest U.S.A. When she is not chasing around these federally threatened chelonians, she is an avid world traveller and yoga teacher. Marija completed her Biodiversity and Conservation studies at the University of Leeds and has nearly 20 years conservation experience. SavingGanesh is honored to have her participation in our various elephant conservation campaigns. She is a keen observer of nature, and gifted writer. Watch for her articles and blogs this winter as a crew member of SavingGanesh - surveying the plight of the elephants from Sri Lanka, to India, to Burma.