Drew Zackary, a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology, researches the effect conservation areas have on people living within them. Currently his field site is the Kachenjunga Conservation Area in northeast Nepal. Questions about decentralization, land tenure, ethnic identity and perceptions development are of importance in his current fieldwork. Drew has done previous work on biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and livelihood in Uganda and Idaho. He received a M.A. in Anthropology from CU Denver and a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology from Colorado State University.