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.
Bhakti went on expedition to Raoul Island, in the Kermadec Islands, in September 2017 to carry out cetacean research for the University of Auckland. She will experience ship life on the Royal New Zealand's Navy warship HMNZS Wellington, and collect data on migrating humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins. Follow her expedition HERE.