Head of Biology

BSc (Hons) Zoology (Aberystwyth University), PGCE Secondary Science (University of Wales Trinity Saint David), Teach First Ambassador, First Aid at Work

For as long as I can remember I have been intrigued and fascinated by the natural world. Biology and Geography were my favourite subjects at school and this love was exacerbated by fieldtrips and holidays to fantastical places.

I had the great pleasure of studying Zoology at Aberystwyth University which cemented my lifelong passion for learning and the environment. Once leaving university I had a number of jobs, these included volunteering as an educational presenter at Bristol Zoo Gardens, working as a lab technician at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and being a research assistant in Madagascar assessing the ethology and ecology of a critically endangered species of lemur.

I wanted to engage and enthuse the next generations of environmentalists so I became a teacher and taught in Wales for a couple of years. During this time it became clear that my students developed a greater understanding of the natural word and its critical importance when given the opportunity to experience it first-hand. Fortunately the Cranedale Centre offered me the opportunity to do just that!

When I am not outside enjoying the delights of Yorkshire countryside I like to hone my baking skills, travel and I am learning how to do watercolour paintings.