I completed my undergraduate study at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2017 with a BSc in Biology. Over the following two years, I spent 12 months working in the field in South Africa, where I was as a Research Assistant and then Project Manager on a long-term behavioural ecology research project studying the dwarf mongoose. I then undertook an MRes in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation at University College London, in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London. During my MRes, I completed two computational research projects: one using acoustic data to analyse the effects of livestock grazing and human encroachment on bat activity in the Maasai Mara, and another using species distribution modelling to estimate the current range of the endangered African Wild Dog across Africa. I completed this degree in 2020, receiving the ‘Best Student award’ for achieving the highest overall grade of my cohort. Following this, I worked with the Bat Conservation Trust and the Government of Jersey as a Project Officer, where I reviewed 10 years of acoustic bat monitoring data from across the island of Jersey.