Hello everyone! :)
I recently joined the RRC as the River Restoration & Community Engagement Officer. I became interested in freshwater environments when completing an Aqueous Geology module as part of my BSc Environmental Geoscience degree at Royal Holloway. I then undertook an MSc in Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments at Queen Mary, University of London. While learning about river restoration during my MSc (in which the RRC’s Manual of River Restoration Techniques was extremely useful!) I quickly realised that I wanted to become involved in practical river restoration work.
My role involves assisting Josh in delivering the Esmée Fairbairn Community Engagement project (find out more here) as well as supporting the day-to-day provision of services to RRC members. I am really looking forward to being involved in an organisation at the heart of the river restoration movement in the U.K. and to meet like-minded people who have a passion to give life back to our rivers!
Outside of work I can usually be found exploring new areas of nature on countryside walks, catching up on new music or cooking/baking! I love live music and am a keen amateur gig photographer. I also play netball for a social league and am practising contemporary dance.