From: Southampton (UK)
Education/Background: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter (2020). Currently studying a Masters by Research at Exeter focusing into Marine biology, and conducting a study at the Bimini Shark Lab in connection with Clemency White's PhD study 'Anthropogenic Impacts on the Sensory Capabilities of the Lemon Shark'.
Reasons for coming: Living on the south coast of England has resulted in my keen love of the ocean. Things growing up like swimming and snorkeling in the sea, rock pooling, and diving has helped to develop this into a keen interest of all marine life. This has led into my wanting to become a scientist in marine research.
Being part of an Operation Wallacea conservation programme during my A-levels including a weeks diving in the Galapagos Islands, completing a field research module at University involving Coral and Fish diversity surveys in San Salvador, and graduating from the University of Exeter with a Bsc in Biological Sciences focusing on conservation and ecology has helped to further and widen my knowledge and experiences in the marine environment and research.
Being offered by my University lecturer to stay on to complete a Masters by Research, conducting my research at the Bimini Shark Lab has given me my next opportunity. I look forward and am excited to learn more from everyone at the lab and develop my understanding of marine research here.