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New South Wales
University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Ecology
Growing up in a small rural community in central-west NSW, I was always surrounded by bushland and farmland. This upbringing gave me constant exposure to some of the major environmental issues facing Australia, including water, drought, erosion, biodiversity and habitat loss. This led me to recognise the need for environmental conservation, and also the importance of sustainable management to balance conservation outcomes with human activities.
My interest in the natural environment led me to complete a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in ecology. I felt that the best way for me to help overcome environmental problems was to learn how natural systems function. Always after a challenge, I decided to do an Honours year research project on the effect of habitat fragmentation on the activity and diversity of microbat species in Sydney's urban bushland.
While I thoroughly enjoyed this on-ground aspect of ecology, I wanted to experience environmental management and conservation as part of the bigger picture. I wanted to see how research is incorporated into policy, and how stakeholder consultation helps us to achieve maximum conservation outcomes. Two temporary positions in NSW Government environment agencies furthered my interest in environmental management.
I applied for the graduate program with the Department of the Environment and Heritage as I saw this as the perfect opportunity to make a real difference through learning about and contributing to the development of national policies and Programs addressing the complex environmental issues facing Australia. The graduate program provides great learning opportunities, an overview of environmental and heritage issues in Australia, exposure to the Department's extensive portfolio and support networks which make it an ideal starting point for a graduate's career.
Western Australian Team, Natural Resource Management Programs Division
Sustainable Fisheries Section, Marine Division
Booderee National Park, Parks Australia
Urban Development, Tourism and Recreation Section, Approvals and Wildlife Division
Assist in the implementation of the EPBC Act by managing the assessment and approval of development proposals referred under the EPBC Act.
'the best thing about working for us ... is the environment'