I worked for The Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific program. I made educational posters, websites, films, online stories, donor reports and logos. I coordinated the Nature's Leading Women week: training 40 women leaders from across the Pacific.
In 2016, I illustrated and co-wrote the children's insect book 'The Little Things that Run the City'. It was published by the City of Melbourne and launched at the Melbourne Museum. You can read it here!
Freelance science writing for Bush Heritage Australia. I wrote the 36 Species Profiles on the organisation's new website. Learn about honey possums, bandicoots and bearded dragons here!
I studied a Master of Science (with Distinction) at the University of Melbourne. I partnered with Bush Heritage, did field work in South Australia, and examined ecological monitoring in the private conservation sector.
I worked as an entomological research assistant on the insect ecology project 'The Little Things that Run the City'. This is a collaboration between RMIT and the City of Melbourne. I focused on Diptera (flies) and Coleoptera (beetles).
The Laborastory is a science storytelling. In 2017, I told the story of flies, dung beetles and Dr George Bornemissza. In 2015, I told the story of Harriet and Helena Scott, Australia's first female entomologists and paid artists.
I wrote my honours thesis on indigenous water rights in northern Queensland. I spent time the Mitchell River area with Traditional Owners and CSIRO scientists. I published this paper in the Journal of Natural Resources Law & Policy.
In 2015, I had a column in Farrago, the University of Melbourne's magazine. I interviewed post-graduate ecologists and did a drawing of their study subject. I've uploaded the articles on this page.
In 2010, I went on a 10 day basket weaving trip to Mapuru, a homeland community in north east Arnhem Land. I wrote this article when I returned home.
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