Young people really are the drivers of change – it’s down to us as young leaders to create real impact.
My traumatic experience shifted my perspective
Through this trauma, my thinking completely changed. I made an active decision to move away from being engrossed in all that I couldn’t do to focussing on the things I could. I turned to enrolling in online courses in marine biology and citizen science.
Becoming a young leader
Empowering youth-led climate action
The University sponsored me to attend One Young World as a delegate in 2021, a summit that brings young leaders together with the likes of Jane Goodall, Bob Geldof, Sylvia Earle and global leaders. I am now an ongoing ambassador for One Young World.
A UN youth delegate
Research with the potential for theoretical and real-world impact
Before and after my accident, I worked in the marine ornamental trade. My first-hand knowledge of the trade has largely driven my passion to pursue a PhD that tackles some of its key issues.
Although my journey to this point has been far from easy, I am honoured by the opportunities I have had and the support the University and academic staff have given me. I intend to continue my work as a climate activist, youth leader and early career researcher, and look forward to the continuing my journey and meeting more young leaders along the way.