During a litter audit workshop recently, I had a flashback to my Form 1 science display project which I was now replicating. I realised I had come full circle and was creating pie charts of marine debris once again!
Growing up by the beach in Kawakawa Bay and in Cornwall, UK, I’ve always had an affinity with the ocean. I gained a BSc in Biology at Cardiff University, learned to scuba dive in Indonesia and worked as a guide on board a glass bottomed boat on the Ningaloo Reef in W.A.
Over time, I’ve identified that environmentalism and social development are two of my core values. During my eight years of teaching in primary schools, I would occasionally dream of combining my passions for science and education.
On moving to Nelson at the beginning of 2019, I began volunteering and networking which soon lead me to Tasman Bay Guardians.
I’m now building a dream career in aquatic conservation education and science communication alongside teaching part time. You know you’ve hit the big time when your uniform is a fancy wetsuit!
Outside of work I love trail running, mountain biking, skiing, paddle boarding and art. I also love animals and gardening.