Alysha Johnson is a PhD candidate and Higher Research Degree student at the University of Wollongong studying under Prof. Colin Woodroffe. Her research is focused on understanding the evolution of volcanic island chains and what seabed geomorphology may indicate about oceanic island erosion. Alysha has recently completed a BSc (Hons) at the University of Auckland in Geography and Earth Science. Her prior research focused on ultramafic igneous geochemistry of ophiolites. Before her PhD, Alysha took up a research role in the University of Auckland assisting in recreating historic New Zealand shorelines to calculate nationwide shoreline change.