Education

2018-2022
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology - University of Plymouth

Final year in progress (inc. dissertation mark of 95%); second-year average 75.7%; first-year average 82%

2015-2017
A Levels - Hills Road Sixth Form College

Geology (A), Geography (A), Extended Project (A), Biology (B)

 
2014-2015

GCSEs - Melbourn Village College

10 A*- A Grades (inc. A* in Media Studies & Fine Art)

Other Qualifications

First Aid at Work (2022), Sea Survival (2021), Oxygen Administration, PADI Rescue Diver, BSAC Assistant Instructor, and HSE ProSCUBA (level 4)

Employment
 

2021
Seagrass Project Assistant - Paignton Zoo

Designing SCUBA surveys, organising photography equipment, volunteer admin, delivering public talks, creating & delivering native marine life ID courses, training volunteers in survey techniques, processing survey data

2017-2018

Garden Centre Supervisor/Duty Manager - Homebase

Store opening and closing, managing a team, dealing with conflict, stock management, plant care

 
2014-2015

Fossil Walk Guide and Shop Assistant at Lyme Regis Museum/The Fossil Workshop

Talking to large and small groups of people of all ages on guided fossil walks, fossil preparation (use of air tools), stock management, admin

Volunteering & Internships
 

2022

Spurwatch UK Founder and Director

Collating spurdog catch data from anglers, liaising with anglers and relevant organisations, producing outreach and educational materials in digital and print, designing and building central website, crowdfunding

2021
Sea-going Field Assistant Placement Student - Marine Biological Association

Attending inshore fish surveys to assist with sorting, identification and photography, compiling a photographic ID guide on the fish of Plymouth Sound, running social media quizzes

2020

Research Assistant - CEFAS
Video annotation in BIIGLE, literature review on native sea pen ecology and policy (focussing on Pennatula phosphorea and Virgularia mirabilis)

Species and Biotope Sensitivity Assessment Intern - JNCC
Literature reviews, sensitivity assessment report writing, sponge belt video analysis in BIIGLE, summarising large quantities of evidence into evidence summary tables

Chair - UPSU Scuba Society
Chairing meetings, organising events, coordinating committee responsibilities, listening to others, budgeting, outreach/communication, conflict management

Student Ambassador and Course Representative ‐ University of Plymouth
Prospective student outreach ‐ tours, Q&A sessions, accurately and sensitively collecting course feedback from peers, participating in staff-student liaison meetings

2015-2016

Marine Videography Intern ‐ Hydro Motion Media
Basics of marine videography, created a film on the Newquay and the Gannel Marine Conservation Zone

Guest Experience Assistant Team Work Placement - London Aquarium

 

Ad-hoc Volunteering Roles:

National Marine Aquarium Diver Volunteer (tank maintenance and feeding - 2019-2020), Marine Conservation Society Sea Champion Volunteer, Seagrass Survey Diver for Paignton Zoo (Species ID and data input - 2019), Rock Pool Guide at Wembury Marine Centre (Talks and onshore ID - 2019), INK Journal 2019 Editor for University of Plymouth (Selecting, editing, and planning publication of student submissions for hard copy publication).

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