I am the Deputy Team Leader of the Future Reefs Program within the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology Sydney. I am an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award Recipient (DECRA) & Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow. My research focuses on the physiology, ecology and biogeochemistry of coral reefs. Alongside my research I am passionate to champion the introduction and retention of women and girls in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
I hold an Honorary Position with the United Nations as part of the second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals and am a National Geographic Explorer. In 2020 I was named an inaugural Australian Academy of Sciences STEM Women’s Gamechanger and made Time Magazines Next Generation Leaders list. I am passionate about communicating research to engage society to become part of the solutions required to ensure a perpetual Earth.