Originally I am from North Northumberland, growing up in Berwick-upon-Tweed. I spent many of my summers enjoying the coastline, whether it was fishing off the pier with friends, swimming or just enjoying the beach. I moved away for 4 years in order to study. I graduated from university last year, where I studied Animal Conservation Science. I was fortunate enough to be based in the Lake District National Park where I could absorb the outdoors, going on hikes and exploring all that the lakes has to offer. Spending my time in such an idyllic location was incredible, but I did miss the coast.
I spent an amazing year volunteering with the National Trust at Strangford Lough and Ards peninsular in Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast - a pretty incredible location! During my time there I had the chance to learn how practical conservation works. I developed a skill set which will help me in my conservation career, and also had some great adventures which have left me with some good stories to tell.
In my free time I love to be outside. This includes photography, watching wildlife and going out on hikes for the day. I am so happy that I managed to find a job which involves my passions and my hobbies.
Obviously I am biased, but Northumberland is by far one of the best places in the UK and I am lucky to be involved in this exciting conservation project. I can’t wait to get involved in conservation in my local area and meet all the volunteers!
Project Assistant (Training and Conservation)