Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) Global Conservationist | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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Keeping the planet green through the Rainforest Partnership

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Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) Photo by Andrew Chan

As a child growing up in Tanzania and India, Niyanta Spelman was afraid of the dark. Like many of us, she found the darkness an insecure and scary place, something where any form of monster may hide. But one night in the rainforest of Ecuador changed everything.