"Going to sea is fantastically exciting (especially my last cruise, to the Southern Ocean, with icebergs, whales and penguins)! I love problem solving, and figuring out something no-one else knew before. "
"Travelling for conferences and for field work has been hard as a single parent but I wouldn’t change it now for the world."
"Rapid population growth combined with a global decline of ocean fisheries stock has delivered incentive for the unprecedented growth in fish and shellfish farming, known as aquaculture (Naylor et al. 2000). Aquaculture is distinguished from traditional capture fisheries by two significant criteria – stock ownership and intentional interference in the production cycle (husbandry) (Naylor et al. 2000). It is these two criteria making aquaculture increasingly attractive on various scales, as dwindling wild fish stocks reduce the common pool of resources and threaten economic income, both domestically and internationally."
" When you go out into the field, all you have to do is close your eyes and listen to the ocean and you'll have your answer as to why it is a great career choice."
"A career in marine science is a great option because you get to work in the most incredible places and there’s a lot of variety and interdisciplinarity, I love that you can do both field work and computer work while meeting the coolest and best people."
"I believe the future is bright for aspiring female scientists but I think there is still a long way to go. I think it’s really important to engage girls early on in their life, and expose them to all the amazing opportunities they have."
"I grew up in Houston, where the oceans are typically conceptualized more for their economic value than they are for their beauty and biodiversity. I’ve been met with skepticism for my desire to become a marine biologist since I first expressed it in elementary school."
"Be bold and tenacious and above all, make your own luck. It’s a competitive field and sacrifices and hard work will be required along the way. It’s not an easy or particularly lucrative career but it’s highly rewarding and for me that outweighs the bad bits."
"Norms are meant to be broken if they are in your way- just find how it can be done without personal sacrifice. Many PIs share this vision, you just need to find one."
"Not only will you feel better for reducing your plastic consumption and for helping to stop the plastic tide, but Bee Bee Wraps are also a cost-effective and stylish way of storing food, maintaining its freshness for longer."