Luke Meadows

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Biotech & Life Sciences
Job title: Product and Innovation Pipeline Manager
Subject of study: Conservation & Biodiversity
Year of graduation: 2013
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

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What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Helped build the Influencer industry, while doing some freelance work in conservation and sustainability alongside it. Now working on biodiversity data and how we can best shape the ‘double materiality’ reporting of the future.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

To drive positive impacts on the natural world. Knowing that I’m making a small positive impact to the health of the planet.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

My Masters project – building traps for the harmless capture & re-capture of burrowing crickets. Great to do something practical to help an important long term field project. Loved spending so much time outside, travelling and staying in different places.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

I was in the Falmouth campus – it is absolutely stunning down there. I felt very fortunate to be able to spend time studying in such an incredibly beautiful environment.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The ethos of the University, the staff and the reputation. The energy and drive that the academics have is inspiring.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Keeping flexible, taking on new challenges, being positive and continually meeting new people.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

I wouldn’t get quite as distracted as I did. Try and keep more dedicated than I have to one path, but know what balance you want, personally, between lifestyle, pay and career.

What are your plans for the future?

Get biodiversity impact engrained at investor and executive level of all organisations around the world. Understanding impact on biodiversity should be as important as understanding the impact on profit.


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