I grew up snorkeling and surfing in the beautiful waters of Western Australia and knew from an early age that when I grew up I wanted to be a marine biologist. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Queensland and developed a fascination with all things shark. My honours thesis on whale sharks further amplified that fascination and my love for field work.
In 2015 I began my PhD back in Perth examining the patterns and drivers of vertical movements in sharks. I hope for this project to become the cornerstone of my thesis and to compare what we find with other shark species around the world.