Huyam was born and grew up in Sudan. She did her undergraduate at the University of Khartoum (Sudan), graduating with a BSc (Honours) in Zoology, specialising in Ecology. Her choice of undergraduate degree was primarily motivated by a desire to understand how living systems work and a curiosity to know more about animal life. She participated in several field projects in the Northern Sudanese desert, riverine habitat, savanna habitat and marine habitat. This field work experience developed her interest in working on the seasonal variation of avifauna at Sunut forest in Sudan, for her Honours thesis. This thesis successfully resulted in an original publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In 2013, she joined the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) in Kenya (Segera Ranch), and in 2014-2015 she participated in field work at Hluhluwe game reserve in South Africa. She is confident that the CB program will improve her knowledge and help her achieve her career goal: to become an original researcher and leader making a significant difference in the conservation biology world.