I am an Ecologist, Hiker, YouTube Creator, Speaker, Mum and Alone Australia Participant.
I grew up in country South Australia, taking an unlikely path to University, leaving school early and starting a five-year military career.
After leaving the Navy I studied for a number of years.
I have a PhD from the Australian National University that focused on the effective management of introduced species.
I've worked as an ecologist on research and restoration of critically endangered grassy woodlands. This work included reintroducing locally extinct species, such as the Eastern Bettong and Eastern Quoll. I developed highly successful education programs that focused on sharing science with policy makers, local community, early career researchers and students from preschool to university.
I am a Superstar of STEM, 2018 Eureka Prize finalist for Science Communication and 2019 ACT Australian of the Year nominee.
I am currently an expedition leader at Bush Blitz - a species discovery program.