I am a quantitative wildlife ecologist interested in food web dynamics and I will be commencing my PhD at the University of Queensland in January 2024.
My varied experiences have provided me with a background in academia, research, conservation, and management. I have a bachelor's degree and a first-class Honours from the University of Otago in New Zealand. While at the University I received a summer academic bursary award and tutored for biology, ecology, and statistics courses. I have written a lead-authored paper for a peer-reviewed journal and presented for the American Bird Conservancy, Pacific Seabird Group and the Hawaiian Conservation Conference. My minor in Statistics and familiarity with data analysis tools in R provides a solid foundation for my PhD research.
For the past four years I have been working for the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project as a field biology associate working to locate, protect and enhance seabird populations and habitats on Maui Nui. I love getting outside as much as possible and exploring the coral reefs when free diving, or catching waves on my surfboard as well as running hiking and enjoying native wildlife and ecosystems.