Role: Science communicator
Lead person for: MCV Climate Champion program, media liaison, copyediting
Works: currently on maternity leave
Phone: 07 3846 7111, 0402 833 193
|Weipa, Lucinda, Dysart, Yeppoon. Month-long family holidays fishing and exploring the rainforest and reef at Kurrimine, near Innisfail. As a child, central and north Queensland is where my love of nature took root.
Assignments such as writing interpretive content about migratory seabirds and bum-breathing turtles in the Fitzroy Basin have me jumping out of my skin.
Getting other people excited about our natural world is what gives me a real buzz.
I am fascinated by how our brains work, which is why I studied neuroscience at uni. Then, a documentary on whether animals think got me hooked on how the mind works. I ended up doing a double major in neuroscience and psychology.
Outside of work, I love to climb, at the Kangaroo Point cliffs or at an indoor climbing wall in West End. Climbing challenges my mind as well as my body and it’s very social. You learn to rely on people so much—trusting them with your life.
I love board games too—not the adversarial ones, but the cooperative ones such as Pandemic where you work together against the clock to wipe out a worldwide infection.
Exercising my vocal chords is another passion. I’m a proud soprano, singing with a university choir and occasionally in choral festivals. It’s exhilarating to work in a team to produce a moving, artful piece of music.
What I would love to do one day is to bridge the gap between urban and rural Australians—we have so much to learn from each other and so much in common, too.
Read Sarah’s CV.