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Julia Kalinkina
Julia Kalinkina
Senior Database Manager
Special skills / qualifications
Mathematics degree in Information Security, database development, IT project management, landscape and wildlife photography.
What did you do before AWC?
Before Australian Wildlife Conservancy, I worked for software development companies in Russia, volunteered for Cancer Support WA and have travelled all over the world.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
I would love to visit Newhaven and Mornington/Marion Downs wildlife sanctuaries.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
I have seen a hunting cheetah – it was an unbelievable experience. Would like to see killer whale, emperor penguin, and kakapo.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
There are not so many places on the planet that I haven’t visited yet… But I definitely have on my bucket list these three: Antarctica, Alaska, and Greenland (I have just realised that I miss the snow).
Other interesting stuff
I have been to more than 65 countries, but most of all I am obsessed with South Africa and Namibia – I have been there 5 times already. Love driving, especially 4WD. I speak a bit of Spanish and played the piano for 7 years.