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Jamie Priest

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Jamie Priest

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am a marine biologist and thalassophile - the ocean is my life's great passion, and I intend to spend my career helping others to find this passion too. I hold a bone-deep belief in the importance of making research relevant and engaging and can draw on my background in science journalism and outreach to help bring people together in the common goal of enriching our relationship with the natural world.

 

Having spent most of my childhood on a tiny yacht, sailing up and down the east coast of Australia, I treasure my own interactions with our beautiful coastal ecosystems and want to ensure that our ever-growing coastal populations can foster similar connections even in the face of looming global change.

 

When I'm not in the water, you're sure to find me lost between the pages of a book or pottering in my garden.

Skills & Expertise

  • Seascape ecology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Science journalism and media
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Graphic design

"Receiving this scholarship is a real validation of both my capabilities and my vision for my future work."


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