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Georgia Summerfield

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: Monash University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Georgia Summerfield

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: Monash University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I am a hydrogeologist, sociologist, and an aspiring agent of change in Australia’s effort to address water scarcity—a crisis that has long been exacerbated by systemic climate change complacency.

 

The disproportionate and devastating consequences of anthropogenic climate change have always galvanized me to fight the good fight. Undertaking a Master of Environment and Sustainability will deepen my cross-cultural and cross-sectoral understanding of issues like water scarcity, and solutions like seawater desalination. Collaborating with other water-poor nations in the Indo-pacific will equip me with the technological and political insight to improve, expand and ultimately increase public support for sustainable seawater desalination in Australia. I’m also keenly interested in scientific communication, and by demystifying the science of long-politicized environmental issues, I hope to bridge the divide between communities and decision-makers.

 

When I’m not tutoring English literature or instructing group fitness classes, I’m a very prolific flâneuse - I enjoy walking and observing Melbourne’s urban jungle almost as much as I enjoy trekking in the wilderness.

Skills & Expertise

  • Climatology
  • Scientific communication and education
  • Hydrogeology
  • Intersectional sustainability
  • Water management and environmental policy

"Every mountain I've climbed and all the years of putting my nose to the grindstone has led me to this exact opportunity— to stand with the brightest thought leaders in the country as I help tackle a global sustainability crisis."


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