Having been raised around the coast and the ocean my entire life and as a six-year-old sitting with my dad watching National Geographic documentaries, I realised then and there that I wanted to centre my career and lifestyle around the marine environment. Throughout my childhood and adolescence, I volunteered at my local aquarium, undertook a Nuffield Research Project at Bangor University and eventually went on to study BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation and later MSc Marine Conservation at the University of Plymouth. My Summers and free time during university became filled with working on youth boards of non-profits in the USA such as World Ocean’s Project and EarthEcho International that allowed me to participate in international conferences, create an ocean festival and host a short documentary for Marine Stewardship Council.
Following on from my higher education and other various short-term contracts, I knew that my passion lay within marine mammal research and thus joined the OSC team as a Marine Biologist. With work both on and offshore on a range of different projects, I am both a certified MMO and PAM operator. I am loving gaining experience in such a wide array of subjects within a consultancy and look forward to developing my skills and experiences in the future.
In my free time, I love kayaking, rowing, and anything to do with the water, as well as exploring as much of the natural environment as possible.