I am a PhD student at the University of Otago in New Zealand studying the ecology and conservation of penguins. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Lincoln in the UK with my Masters Degree in Biology. My thesis analyzed the macroecological factors that influence the coverage of penguin ranges by protected areas. In pursuit of field work experience, I traveled to South Africa where I assisted in field research of the African penguin colony on Bird Island. I also completed an African penguin internship at Mystic Aquarium.