My academic career began with a BSc in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at the University of Reading with a dissertation titled ‘The Effect of Climatic Variables on Salmonid Densities in the Teign Catchment, Devon’. My placement year working with an ecological consultancy and on natural flood management projects with the Environment Agency (EA), prepared me to go on to work for the EA and Devon Wildlife Trust on river restoration, land management and water quality projects. To further understand the links between terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, I have recently completed an MSc in Applied Marine Science at the University of Plymouth where my thesis with the Plymouth Marine Laboratory investigated the natural sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters. My practical experiences working in the water environment have inspired my research interests ranging from river morphology and fish ecology to marine biogeochemical processes and climate change. I am excited to apply these experiences to measuring stable isotopic signatures of nitrous oxide and methane for my PhD titled ‘Greenhouse Gases in River Catchments to Coastal Seas’ working with the University of East Anglia, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and case partner SERCON Ltd.