Andrea Heydlauff is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for African Parks Network. Prior to joining APN, she was the founding employee of Panthera where she served as Senior Vice President for eight years and helped establish them as the leading big cat conservation organisation. Before that, Andrea managed the Tiger Program for the Wildlife Conservation Society across nine countries in Asia, and was a co-author on “Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005 – 2015”. Born in England, Andrea earned her B.A. in British Literature and M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Arizona where her thesis focused on human-wildlife conflict. Over 15 years, Andrea has written and co-authored numerous scientific and popular publications on conservation, has spoken widely at conferences and is an award-winning filmmaker. Her interests lie heavily in human dimensions, community engagement, education, media and creative storytelling.