Sandrine Gallois second place in prestigious Rising Talent Prize
Sandrine Gallois, a post-doctoral research in the HARVEST project, was awarded second place in the prestigious L'Óreal UNESCO For Women In Science Rising Talent prize. Sandrine, along with her supervisor Amanda Henry and collaborator Tinde van Andel attended the awards ceremony at the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen headquarters in Haarlem.
Sandrine's work explores the use of wild plants among the Baka forager-horticulturalists from southeastern Cameroon, and specifically how these dietary decisions are influenced by social and environmental changes. She plans to use the award money to fund a book written in partnership with the Baka on how they use plants. The Baka have asked for help in producing such a document in order to maintain their own cultural heritage and also to help valorize their knowledge for local, regional and global policymakers.