Emma Matthews

Diary of a young conservationist

About me

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.

Places I’ve been!

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, and I’ve just arrived home from an internship working with green sea turtles in Malaysia!

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!


One step closer – Graduating with first class honours 2018
Working as a research assistant in Madagascar!
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