Dr Tanesha Allen is a zoologist from Tacoma, Washington. Her love of animals - particularly animal behaviour - started from childhood as she watched deer, raccoons, and other wildlife roaming around her backyard. Throughout her life, Tanesha has worked with a variety of animals including small mammals, livestock, beetles, and badgers. Most recently, she has become engaged in science communication/outreach by teaching local students how to monitor wildlife on their school grounds. She is particularly passionate about getting students from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds interested in zoology. Her passion for outreach was "Highly Commended" by the Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Award in 2019 at the University of Oxford. She has previous knowledge of the Royal Society Partnership Grant scheme as the STEM partner for the Abingdon Science Partnership Wildlife Monitoring Project in 2018-2019.