I consider myself fortunate to be an RJ alumnus and to have had teachers from RJ Zoology who encouraged me to pursue a career in wildlife. It is impossible to express how much the teachers and entire staff helped me along the way as I transitioned from a BSc to an MSc. Student. The teachers here are experts in recognising and transforming a stone into a diamond. In addition to my studies, volunteering in N.S.S activities and being a leader have helped me develop certain qualities in myself that would have been challenging to do otherwise. For where I am today, I sincerely thank all of my RJC teachers and support staff.