I became interested in a career in the geosciences while still at high school and realised that my passion for mathematics and chemistry could be applied in a practical way to benefit society. This realisation led to tertiary study at the Australian National University (ANU) where I undertook a Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences. By maintaining a multidisciplinary focus to my studies, I fostered an interest in the interface between science and policy. This was enhanced in 2007 when I was fortunate enough to obtain a position on Geoscience Australia’s Cadetship Program.
The Cadetship Program provided both meaningful employment and exposure to the wide variety of work undertaken at Geoscience Australia. During my Cadetship, I gained experience in various disciplines, including seabed mapping, remote sensing applications, carbon capture and storage and cyclone modelling.
In 2011, I completed my Honours at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, where I worked in close collaboration with Geoscience Australia’s Geothermal Energy Project. My research involved building thermal models of the Earth’s shallow crust in order to assess the geothermal energy potential of the northern rivers region of New South Wales. I am currently in the process of preparing this research for publication.
The Geoscience Australia Graduate Program provides a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, and to apply old ones to new topics in novel ways.
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