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I’m Emma, an aspiring conservationist from Australia.
At 21, I finished a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Ecology, and honours in conservation genetics at the University of Adelaide.
My quest to become a conservationist has resulted in a handful of different jobs over the past two years, and some pretty amazing expeditions both here in Australia and further afield.
I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, a science communication intern at Conservation SA, and running my own tutoring business. At the end of last year I spent three months chasing lemurs through the jungles of Madagascar with Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. This year I worked with green sea turtles in Malaysia and invertebrates in Honduras!
This blog is about documenting my (prepare yourself for that dreaded word) journey towards becoming a successful scientist. I’ll be taking you on my travels as an early career researcher, and sharing with you all just how cool being a scientist can be!