I originally studied business and finance at RMIT university before moving to Chile to set up a business based in gelato. Returning to study 5 years later, I completed a Bachelor of Marine Science and Mathematics at ANU, followed by honours at the Institute of Marine and Antarctica Studies (IMAS) in 2020 focusing on marine heatwaves and global fisheries. I am now working on a PhD at IMAS looking at the predictability of marine heatwaves on a sub-seasonal to seasonal timescale.