Recently completing my PhD has made me reflect on my scientific journey. It has been extraordinary adventure and I have got to experience some amazing places and contribute to the world in a way that I never thought I could. I am proud of how far I have come and have decided to share this as a blog post.
It has been a while since I have blogged again, mainly I have been super busy with finishing my PhD thesis. This blog is all about South Australia and what I have discovered since not being able to travel overseas. The world can be beautiful, and it is good to stop and take note of the wonderful, natural world your own city has to offer.
I recently sat down with my friend, roommate and colleague to chat about her journey in science, culminating in her current PhD. Colette Blyth uses genomic analyses of Australian native plants to directly inform conservation. Read all about her story in this blog.
Just 7 hours out of Adelaide you’ll find the Hiltaba Nature Reserve. Run by the Nature Foundation, this perfect piece of paradise is just stunning. I was very lucky to get to travel here and explore the arid landscape, taking in the plant and animal life and snapping some great photographs. Read more to find out about this adventure I had.
While I had thought I would be writing more travel blogs at this time, the coronavirus situation has put my travel plans put on hold. Instead, this past week I have been involved in an online science meeting where I was able to engage with Nobel laureates and meet other young scientists from around the globe! Read more about my incredible experience in this blog
This weekend I participated in the first online sciathon run by the Lindau Nobel laureate meeting organisers. This was certainly a memorable experience for all the right reasons! For 48hrs I engaged with scientists from around the world to improve the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Read more to find out how this went down and how I managed to work with people while on the other side of the world!
A place where I have frequented throughout much of my scientific journey is The Coorong National Park which is located in South Australia, Australia. The Coorong and Lower lakes are a wetland system that belong to the indigenous Ngarrindjeri people.This coastal lagoon is home for many migratory birds and Australian wildlife. This is a special place for me that I thought I would share a little bit about.
I am in Mexico! specifically on the Yucatan peninsula eating amazing Mexican food, drinking margaritas, visiting beaches and brushing up on my Spanish ‘otra margarita por favor’