I’m Emma, an aspiring conservationist from Adelaide, Australia.

I’m 22 years old and last year finished my honours project in conservation genetics at the University of Adelaide.

I’m passionate about the conservation of native flora and fauna both here in Australia and further afield.

Admiring the beautiful view at Koonamore Vegetation Reserve

Since finishing honours, I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity. I also run my own tutoring business, and although teach mainly maths, am always keen to pass on a love of nature. Later this year, I will be travelling to Madagascar to work as a field assistant studying the endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur.

I have a growing interest in science communication, which led me to pursue an internship with Conservation SA, where I’ve been writing blog posts and social media content.

I hope to use this blog to chat about my honours experience, document my life as an early career researcher, and to share with you all just how cool being a scientist can be!