Joanna holds a bachelor’s Degree in marine and Antarctic Science from the University of Tasmania and is a qualified ADAS part 1 scientific diver, scuba instructor and deckhand. Joanna has experience in a wide range of scientific diving and field activities, both locally and overseas and has undertaken volunteer research trips on the Great Barrier Reef and Palau. Joanna has experience in underwater experimental design, temperate reef species identification, laboratory work and underwater photography. She provides support to the team in both field operations and office logistics. Joanna is currently completing her honours thesis examining ammonium uptake rates in Tasmanian seaweeds and their applications to integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Joanna is the 2019 Australasian Rolex scholar.