Dr. Unna Chokkalingam was born in South India in 1965. She wears several hats in pursuit of her numerous passions. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chennai in India, a Master’s in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts in the USA, and a PhD in Forestry from the University of Maine in the USA. She is a senior forestry expert, researcher, project manager and scientific writer with over 25 years of experience in the forestry and natural resource field. She recently became accredited as a mediator with the London School of Mediation, and looks forward to exciting new challenges in conflict resolution while continuing to work as a freelance forestry consultant. Finally and most importantly, she is a budding creative writer and these are her first attempts to share some of her thoughts and writings.