I manage the Youth Enviroleaders forum and help in the youth environment programmes at the Sir Peter Blake Trust. I obtained my BSc and Masters degrees from the University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Lab specialising in Marine science. My research focussed on snapper physiology. Prior to joining the trust, I was a Marine Biology Technician and Ecology Team Leader at the University of Auckland where I was a diver and skipper- providing technical support in the lab and in the field. I joined the trust in October 2016.