Mariana was born and raised in Uganda. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Makerere University. She has worked as an Applied Theater Specialist on health projects funded by the Italian Co-operation, the International Labor Organization and Cologne University. She has also worked as a Lead Facilitator and Life Plan Coach in the Global Leader-shift Academy and volunteered as a “big sister” to the vulnerable children at Ssese Humanitarian Services. She has worked as a Project Assistant with the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust in Bwindi since 2015.
Ashabe Stella was born and raised in Bushenyi District, Uganda; she holds a diploma in Accounting and Finance, a certificate in Computer Application and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kyambogo University. She has worked under Uganda Electoral Commission as an update officer in Rubiriza District as well as cashier at Saint Daniel Hospital Kyamuhunga. She is a Project Coordinator for the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust since 2011.
Emmanuel was born and raised in the northern Rwandan district of Burere. He holds a certificate in teaching form École Secondaire de Kidaho and is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in languages and applied linguistics at Ines Ruhengeri University. He worked as an English teacher at Mwiko Primary School and Musanze Opportunity Centre as well as science teacher at Groupe Scolaire de Karuganda. He has worked as a Projects Assistant with the Virunga Lodge Community Projects around Virunga Lodge since 2013.
Herbert was born and raised in Uganda; he holds a diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration both from Makerere University. He has worked as Accounts Assistant/Liaison Officer as well as Project Administrator with Lutheran World Federation on Health and Livelihood Projects in the Ugandan district of Rakai between 2001-2004. He then worked with Nkuringo Community Project on Batwa Projects. He has worked as Project Assistant with the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust since February 2013.