My name is Rachael and I’m a future PhD candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society. I have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) focused on conservation biology and indigenous cultural and natural resource management.
My research is a novel area of combined Geographic Information Systems and behavioural ecology, and my research subjects are African Elephants. I’m working towards identifying if and how elephants are responding to climate change in Southern Africa and using this information to predict long term impacts on them and their ecosystem as a result.
If I'm not out in the field chasing animals and plants of all shapes and sizes, I can be found checking out Canberra's coffee scene, watching a David Attenborough documentary or planning my next travel adventure. I'm hoping to one day be at the forefront of nature conservation, be a role model for women in STEM and saving the elephants, of course.