I have a Bachelor of Science with majors in both Zoology and Geology from the University of Western Australia. I completed a year-long research project with the Western Australian Museum on Holocene fossil mammals near Perth in 2013. I then spent two years working as a research technician for the Flinders University Palaeontology Lab before starting my PhD in 2016 on fossil skinks with a multidiciplinary team of supervisors from both Flinders University and the South Australian Museum. While completing my PhD I worked as an Information Officer at the South Australian Museum for four years where I developed an appreciation of Museum collections and outreach. After PhD completion I immediately acceped a role as Museum Curator at the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum at UWA in February 2020.