I completed my Bachelor of Environmental Management and Honours program at The University of Queensland in 2017, majoring in natural systems and wildlife. I began my PhD program at the same primary institution in 2018, pursuing a project which focused on options for recovery of the decline of the woodland bird community of south eastern Australia - looking into management of the key threatening processes in this decline, and ways in which to manage environmental factors to support particular species of concern. During my PhD program I have also undertaken an industry placement with Queensland State Government, and have volunteered in the role of president for Society for Conservation Biology Brisbane Chapter, and as treasurer on the board of directors for the broader Oceania Section. I have gained a wealth of experience as a tutor and teaching assistant for various undergraduate and masters programs at the university, and have worked as a research assistant and project officer on a number of collaborative projects. I am set to complete my PhD program before June 2022.