My name is Stefania Tampach, I am greek and I was born in Athens. I am 21 years old and I am a fifth year undergraduate student at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Thessaly – Greece. I have a strong interest in wildlife and zoo medicine and diseases and in particular to the area of wild animal reproduction.
In order to familiarize, gain knowledge and experience with wildlife I have already volunteer at various wildlife organizations in Greece. During the winter of 2016 I volunteered twice at Arcturos, Sanctuary of brown bears and wolves which used to be in captivity, where I participated in animal care, environmental enrichment and public education about wildlife conservation. During the summer of 2016, I participated as a volunteer at the Center for Wildlife Care in Aegina Island, the Archelon Sea Turtle Rescue Center located in the southern suburbs of Athens, and Mom’s National Marine Park of Alonissos in Northern Sporades.
Moreover, I am a student member of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV) since 2016 and for the academic year of 2018-2019 I’m the president of IVSA Thessaly (Chapter of the Faculty of Veterinary Science-University of Thessaly). I have attended the Southern Veterinary Student Zoological Symposium, held by Bristol University Veterinary and Zoological Sociaty (BUVZS) in February of 2017. Furthermore, I had the honor to be member of the Organizing Committee of the 13th European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) Conference in the city of Larissa in Greece (August 2018). At the same time in the EWDA Pre- Conference Student Event I had the opportunity to give my first oral presentation in english. During the summer of 2018 I did two months of practice with the scholarship of Erasmus + Placement in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Murcia, in Spain.
I speak greek, english and spanish, but I am a language lover and I hope that in the future I will manage to learn more languages. I love travelling and my favorite sport is horse riding.
I am really looking forward to spread the world of the EWDA, It would be very interesting to create a network between students interested in wildlife diseases all over the country and try to organize workshops, seminars and conferences in national or international level. I discovered that the world of wildlife is an amazing adventure and I want to help and advise all students that share with me the same passion and the same dreams.
Best wishes to all of you.