I'm a marine biologist and wildlife guide, with a passion for the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it. As a researcher but also a divemaster & freediver, I'm a firm believer in the need to communicate the science as well as the intrinsic value of the ocean and what’s beneath the surface.
After completing a Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity & Conservation) and Bachelor of Marine & Antarctic Science (with Honours), I've worked around my home country of Australia & the seas and oceans of the world. My work as a scientist has led to discovering the most plastic-polluted beach in the world on Henderson Island (Pitcairn), finding plastic inside commonly eaten fish in French Polynesia, studying blue whales off Sri Lanka and the deep sea off Tasmania.
Based in the hills of Byron Bay on Australia's east coast, I live in an off-grid tiny home that I built with with my partner. We live as sustainably as possible in the hope of minimising my own footprint and inspiring positive change. I write for several publications and present to schools, businesses and community groups on how to have a positive impacts on our oceans.
I hope to use my degree and knowledge to inspire positive change and protect what I love - our big blue planet.
Wildlife & Wild Places
I love sharing my enthusiasm for wildlife & wild places, & have worked extensively in marine tourism, guiding tourists to remote locations like Antarctica and the Arctic, as well as under the sea. My favourite thing is watching people fall in love with nature as they snorkel with tiger sharks, kayak with dolphins, see eye-to-eye with humpback whales, or get breathed on by a minke in a Zodiac in Antarctica.
I share more of my love for our blue planet & what inspires me to be an activist here.