"The problem is not that women are not interested in marine science (or science in general for that matter). The problem is that science, industry, and academia have shown themselves to be inhospitable to women time and time again."
Vanessa is a conservation biologist, science communicator and PhD student at Macquarie University researching the conservation threats for cetaceans.
Stephanie Walker works in the rescue, rehabilitation and research of marine mammals and sea turtles. Find out more about her journey here.
Welcome to a brand new series on Leading Women in Marine Science. First up is coral scientist @StephGGardner