Youth Engagement Manager
Faye works with our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) and Youth Representatives (YRs) to engage more young people across the UK with nature, science, and birdwatching. She is responsible for the management of both the YAP and YRs, as well as our Equipment Donation Scheme and other initiatives that involve young people.
Interests & Responsibilities
Before joining BTO, Faye specialised in nocturnal primates and spent time working and living in remote tropical forests where she studied animals like bushbabies and slow lorises. From this, she developed an interest in communicating scientific discoveries to the people that shared their homes with these animals, and this sparked a career change moving towards science communication rather than research.
From developing information centres in the heart of Borneo to working with school groups on sea turtle conservation, Faye has used her experiences to guide her in her job at BTO, where she started as a Science Communications Manager in 2017. This role saw her in charge of BTO News as well as other print and online media, before taking on her subsequent role of Social Media Manager between 2018 and 2021. Now, she is responsible for driving forward our youth engagement work. She strongly believes that involving young people in all aspects of the organisation, including in management and decision-making processes, is key to future-proofing the BTO.
BSc Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology, University of Salford, 2009 – 2012
MA Wildlife Documentary Production, University of Salford, 2012 – 2013
MSc Animal Behaviour, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013 – 2015