BSc (Hons) Geology (Edinburgh); MRes Heritage Science (UCL); PhD Natural Resources (Natural Resources Institute); QTS (Kent and Medway Training); First Aid at Work
From a very young age I have always been fascinated by geology and landscapes, initially completing a degree in geology at Edinburgh. I continued to pursue my interest in geology and heritage by completing a masters of research at UCL with the Natural History Museum in London, looking at how and why we preserve geological collections. Since then, I have had over a decade of experience in science communication and teaching in the UK and Europe.
Through cultivating an interest in global development and environmental sciences, I then chose to do a PhD with the Natural Resources Institute and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala focusing on the UN-REDD+ programme in Guatemala, exploring drivers of deforestation.
Following my PhD, I wanted to return to teaching to share my knowledge and experiences, so I completed a salaried School Direct teacher training programme to gain my QTS in chemistry (as well as geography and environmental science) with Kent and Medway Training. After a couple of years in schools, wishing to return to the field while continuing to teach, I then found my way to Cranedale!
Outside of work, I teach yoga, walk and wild camp, draw, paint, write and enjoy getting involved in volunteering and campaigning about issues close to my heart.