Photo credit: The Ocean Agency/Catlin Seaview Survey
An ocean advocate, born and raised in Sydney, Australia, with a lifelong passion for the marine environment.
I have a PhD in Marine Biology, specifically coral physiology and biochemistry, focusing on how corals protect themselves against environmental stress caused by climate change.
I currently work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in the Centre for Marine Science and Innovation (CMSI). My research as a microbial ecologist involves looking at bacteria in tropical and temperate reef organisms such as coral, fish and algae, to understand their role in health and function under a changing climate. My day-to-day activities include experimental design, fieldwork, lab work, data analysis, manuscript writing and science communication work.
My ultimate personal and professional dream is to raise awareness for and diagnose the problems facing reef ecosystems today and expected into the future in order to safeguard these vulnerable marine ecosystems so that future generations can enjoy them as we've been so fortunate to.