Annie holds an Honours and a Masters degree in Science and has over 10 years’ experience conducting marine research. Annie holds a Coxswain (unrestricted) and is a qualified open water diver. She has worked offshore throughout Australia, and has experience in marine, estuarine and freshwater aquaculture systems, water quality monitoring, threatened and protected species assessments, hydrography, modelling distributions, and operation of various commercial vessels. Annie has sailed in the remote tropics and has worked in Antarctica as an expedition sailor, research assistant and watercraft operator. In 2019, she received a Professional Development Exchange Scholarship to learn about aquaculture and tourism in New Zealand.