Paula completed a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology) with Distinction and Honours (First Class) at Curtin University from 2014 – 2018. For her Honours research, Paula developed a remote sensing turbidity algorithm and toolkit for monitoring a flood plume in the Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park, Borneo. Paula is presently undertaking PhD research at the Oceans Graduate School, University of Western Australia, where she is researching the metocean influences on turbidity in the Exmouth Gulf and the potential effects of climate change on the region’s ecosystems. She has an industry internship which requires her to spend significant amounts of time each month undertaking water quality assessments in the Exmouth Gulf and south-west Pilbara marine and estuarine waters. She is interested in multidisciplinary research combining Oceanography and Spatial Ecology.