I am a science graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Monash University) with Honours (Deakin University). My honours thesis entitled ‘The consequences of marine-derived avian nutrient input into island ecosystems: Palaeoecological insights from Rimatara, French Polynesia’ focused on palaeoecology and human impacts on a Pacific Island. Since finishing my undergraduate studies I have worked at Deakin University and as a Research Assistant with Luis Mata and Sarah Bekessy at the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICSRG), in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. This position contributed to ‘The little things that run the city’, an insect and arachnid ecology and conservation project co-funded by the City of Melbourne and RMIT University’s Strategic Projects in Urban Research. In 2016 I spent six months in Switzerland where I was a visiting student to the University of Fribourg, working with Professor Heinz Muller-Scharer, Suzanne Lommen and others on their research of Ambrosia artemisifolia and Ophraella communa in Europe.
In 2017 I moved to Hobart to join the UTas node of the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage to work with Professor Christopher Johnson, Professor Barry Brook Dr Matthew McDowell and Dr Jessie Buettel.