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Xia Stevens joined Panthera in 2016 and serves as the SMART Project Manager for Panthera’s various SMART sites across Southern Africa. Xia is responsible for implementing, maintaining and growing the anti-poaching data collection tool ‘SMART’ across southern Africa and developing the capacity to utilize this software within the statutory authorities in each country. Xia is also Program Support for the Lion and Cheetah Programs in Southern Africa which encompasses a variety of different work. Xia gained a Bachelor of science in Ecology & Biodiversity and Psychology at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and comes to Panthera with the hopes of meaningfully contributing to the conservation of wildlife in their existing habitats, specifically large cats.