Simas was an undergraduate student at the University of East Anglia, UK when he undertook an internship at ARCOS Network for two months (Mid-October to Mid-December 2018) as part of his course in International Development and Environment . During his time at ARCOS Network, he assisted the team (mostly the communications department) where he worked on different tasks related to publications (documents and audio-visual materials). However, his biggest appreciation for the work ARCOS does came from field visits where the theory met real-life situations.
At the same time he was writing a dissertation on anthropogenic threats to bird species in the Echuya Central Forest Reserve using data he collected with a colleague from ARCOS, Martin Sindikubwabo.
A jack of all trades, master of none, Simas devotes his time to hikes in the nature, reading, brewing beer and playing sports amongst many other things.
We command Simas hard-working character and wish him well in his future endeavors.