Hello and welcome to my blog…
My name is Hannah Rudd and I am currently a third year Natural Sciences student at Lancaster University. Next year I’ll be pursuing a Masters degree in Marine Environmental Management at the University of York, afterwards, I hope to complete a PhD.
Originally called Ecological Me, this blog is my first venture towards my desired career as an environmental journalist and broadcaster. At university, I am also on the editorial team for the Lancaster University Biological Sciences blog and I have written for various publications including New Nature Magazine.
An incredible blue mass exists on our planet, which is as boundless and as beautiful as it is brutal. Oceanography is my first love. I’m enamoured by the world’s oceans and everything within them. Insanely, 95% of the oceans remain unexplored. The number of adventures, the number of discoveries yet to be made is tantalising to me. In the future, I hope to become a marine biologist, travelling the world, presenting programmes on the latest discoveries, and maybe even my own research.
In addition to marine biology and oceanography, I am also incredibly interested in conservation and the illegal trade in wildlife. I am also continually inspired by wildlife films and documentaries. Film is something I enjoy, and I firmly believe that it is one of the most important platforms we can utilise in order to further the message of conservation and environmental protection to the wider population.
I have started this blog as a hobby, but as previously mentioned, I am aiming to turn it into a viable career. By combining my background in public speaking, alongside my hobby of writing and my degree in Natural Sciences, I aim to one day become a journalist and broadcaster. I am keen to gain as much as experience as I can, within as many fields as I can, so if you are reading this and know of an opportunity that is applicable, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am active on Twitter, and you can find my profile here. Alternatively, you can send me a message via the Contact Us page on my website, or email me at email@example.com
I hope you enjoy reading my blog, and if you do, please follow me for future posts. If you’ve made it this far, I’d just like to say thank you for reading this and all the best for 2018.