Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Jennifer Pokorny

Second Advisor

Joshua Plotnik

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss


Think Elephants International’s EE program educated students on issues surrounding elephant conservation. One open-ended response question from surveys was analyzed to determine whether there was a knowledge difference between locations. After participation, urban students referenced more information about HEC, while rural students talked more about elephants’ role as keystone species.



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