EP #91: Hamsha Pathmanathan – Wildlife Biologist’s Journey Working In Places Like Nigeria & The Northwest Territories

Hamsha Pathmanathan (@hamsha.p) is currently a Habitat Biologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada while previously working as a Wildlife Biologist in the Northwest Territories.

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss her natural inclination towards animals (vs people), an interesting story involving her saving mongoose babies in Nigeria, why and how she ended up in the Northwest Territories, being the only Tamil in her city and living amongst a population of just 1,200 people, why she would never explore the Amazon by herself and so much more.

Follow Hamsha:
– LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamshapathmanathan/)

TAKE THE QUIZ – “What Type of Creator Are You?”**



00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Hamsha Pathmanathan
01:54 – Hamsha speaks on her upbringing and always knowing her calling
06:55 – Wild adventures in Nigeria; saving mongooses, collecting snakes, and more
18:27 – How she transitioned from Nigeria to the Northwest Territories in 2019
24:08 – Having only one shopping centre near her, and meeting an indigenous elder
27:49 – Where she sees herself in 3-5 years; moving to BC & returning to Africa
29:43 – Why she’ll never step near the Amazon by herself; undiscovered species
33:06 – The importance of food security and adequate technology to support it
38:51 – How to make people care more about eco-friendly efforts
44:43 – Hamsha’s hobbies outside of work; knitting, reading, and more
46:05 – What she’s insecure about; talking to people
57:51 – The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for by friends/family
59:29 – Being an avid reader of psychology-related content
01:02:40 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
01:06:43 – Creator Confessions
01:09:00 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan