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Christine

Christine

Home State

New South Wales

University

University of Sydney

Degrees

B Liberal Studies (Honours)

Background

When I started university I really didn't know what I wanted to do for a career. That's why I chose to undertake a very general degree. After trying out a number of different subjects I ended up majoring in Biology and German. Once I got to third year Biology I found I really enjoyed the subjects, in particular ecology and more specifically, urban ecology. This interest, and the desire for new challenges, prompted me to do an Honours year in Biology, with my research project focusing on the effects of habitat modification on the Garden Skink in urban areas. I believe that I gained valuable skills and experience during this year and overall, I found Honours to be a very rewarding experience.

After spending a year researching the effects of habitat modification and urbanisation, I developed a keen interest in sustainability and other urban issues. Although I realised the importance of 'making a difference' at the ground level, I wanted to become part of the bigger picture. When I applied for the graduate program with the Department I knew it would be the job for me. Aside from being provided the opportunity to work on important national and international issues, I was looking forward to the training and other career opportunities that I would receive as a graduate recruit.

First placement

1. Approvals and Wildlife Division, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, Sustainable Wildlife Industries Section.

Second Placement

2. Parks Division, Parks South Branch, Indigenous Policy and Coordination Section.

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