A veterinarian who graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGM. She has dozens of years of experience in the medical field of wildlife conservation. In her professional career, she worked in the field of conservation of orangutans, Sumatran elephants and other endemic Indonesian wildlife. She is also involved in several research activities in the field of wildlife medicine; One Health, particularly in non-human primate interactions with humans; as well as research on behavior in orangutan rehabilitation activities.
Currently she works as a consultant for several orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centers in Kalimantan, affiliated researcher at the Bogor Agricultural University Primate Research Center (PSSP IPB), and research staff in an orangutan behavior research project under the University of Birmingham, UK. drh. Siska is also actively involved in the Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVAG) as a representative for Southeast Asia.
Joined as a member of the advisory board in this YKAY transition period, drh. Siska assists in relocation planning and re-conceptuation of the Jogja Wildlife Rescue Center (Jogja WRC) program, and recently helped facilitate YKAY’s internal Strategic Planning workshop.
Tojeiro volunteered at WRC in 2018 and instantly fell in love. He decided to leave his job in the Netherlands to work alongside our keepers, managing projects and making sure all the animals get the best care possible. During the relocation period, Tojeiro studied animal health management to increase his capacity in the field of animal welfare.