Ms. Samyukta Chemudupati switched into wildlife after her 6-year role in teaching at St. Xavier's College. In the course of her wildlife journey, she holds 4 years in the role of Campaign Manager - Wildlife with Humane Society International, India and role as Partner at FACTS- Forensic Advice Consultancy and Training Services. Later, she joined as Senior Forensics Trainer at Wildlife Conservation Trust and currently she grew up as ‘The head’ of Forensics, in the same organization. During which, she led successful policy-change campaigns against dolphinariums, shark fin trade, Chinese manja, captive display of Indian Rollers and many more for HSI India. She also involved in drafting amendments to the WLPA as suggested by MoEFCC as part of multi-NGO collaborations.
She has conducted various training programs on international wildlife trade and animal laws for senior and mid-level enforcement officials of state and central government agencies (including Customs, Coast Guard, DRI, WCCB, State Forest Department, Police, and Telangana Forest Academy). Worked as part of the core organization team responsible for organizing the CITES Regional Capacity Building Workshop for Appendix II listed Sharks, co-organized by MoEFCC, CPREEC and HSI India. Delivered guest lectures and conducted various workshops on forensic science, DNA forensics, wildlife forensics, etc. she is zealous to build a career that focuses on the marriage between wildlife conservation and forensics. Personally, she seeks adventure and travel experiences that offer a taste of the extraordinary and the sublime.