About Hannah

Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Hannah Rudd and I am a recent Natural Sciences BSc (Hons) graduate from Lancaster University. Currently I’m pursuing MSc Marine Environmental Management at the University of York,  afterwards, I hope to complete a PhD.

Originally called Ecological Me, this blog was my first venture as a writer and scientific communicator and has facilitated my transition to becoming a freelance writer today.

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.

During my undergraduate degree, I was on the editorial team for the Lancaster University Biological Sciences blog and I began writing for various publications including New Nature Magazine.

In the little time I have been at the University of York, I have already become involved with their green movement. I am heavily involved with the NUS Green Impact Project for Wentworth College in my capacity as a College Tutor, focussing on improving sustainability within the college and encouraging scientific communication on the importance of individual actions for a global conservation movement. I am also involved with York Sustainability, the NUS Student Switch-Off initiative and Edible Wentworth, as well as setting-up my own weekly environmental focus group for postgrads – Wentworth College Eco-Hour – and contributing to the University of York’s One Planet Week.

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.

Hannah

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