Vikki Lowe is a PhD candidate through Higher Degree by Research at the University of Queensland under Dr Helen Bostock. Her research focuses on the paleoceanography of the Southern Ocean over the last glacial cycle using radiolaria. She completed a B Marine Geoscience at Macquarie University, and a BSc (Hons) at Griffith University. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked at the Australian Rivers Institute conducting research on estuarine systems in the Gulf of Carpentaria.