After completing a double degree in environmental science and social science at RMIT, Natalie decided to further her studies and is undertaking a Master of Science (Applied Biology and Biotechnology).
Master of Science (Applied Biology & Biotechnology)
The ocean is my favourite playground and I'm fascinated by all that goes on beneath its surface.
I completed my undergraduate studies at RMIT and graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Social Science (Environments).
This experience was really enjoyable and so for me it was a ‘no-brainer’ that I would go on to complete postgraduate studies at RMIT.
The ocean is my favourite playground and I’m fascinated by all that goes on beneath its surface.
My studies focus on the effect of predicted climate change conditions - such as ocean acidification and ocean warming - on the endemic purple sea urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma.
The issue of climate change and its effect on the ocean and its inhabitants concerns me. I want to do what I can to help prevent the disastrous effects of ocean acidification and warming through scientific investigation which will help inform management strategies for future scenarios.
When I complete my Masters, I would like to continue my studies in marine research and perhaps complete a PhD.
Three words to describe me would be: Inquisitive, Conscientious and Excitable.
I love what I do because of its potential to contribute to a better understanding of the world around us. Studying biology and the environment allows me the opportunity to influence and develop proven theories around environmental science while feeding my curious mind!