Cydney M. Andrew is a graduate student in the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Michigan State University based in East Lansing, Michigan. Her research explores the gendered dimensions of wildlife trafficking in central Africa. She is a 2019 Kosovo International Summer Academy Fellow.


The illegal trade and trafficking of wild flora and fauna pose environmental risks with implications beyond species extinction and animal welfare, although those impacts are substantial. To help address the problem in Africa, the research and policy communities must work closely along a broad spectrum of fields, among them conservation and criminology.