I graduated from the University of Essex, in 2021, with a BSc Honours in Marine Biology, where my research project explored the repeatability of startle responses across different taxa and the differing effects on survival behaviours. Following this, I graduated University of Essex again, in 2022, with a distinction MSc in Tropical Marine Biology, where my thesis investigated the ecological assemblages of the Norfolk coast chalk beds, which was pioneering research into the composition of such an under researched, yet valuable, habitat.
Outside of my studies I have completed multiple internships, developing my field work experience. In 2022, I took on the role of conservation field coordinator for an NGO in Costa Rica, followed by coral reef monitoring lead scientist for Operation Wallacea in the summer of 2023, in Indonesia. Whilst participating in these roles, my passion for conservation and active management of our oceans (specifically within the tropics) was intensified. As I begin the next chapter of my studies, I aspire to partake in further extracurricular adventures that draw me back to the tropics.