Nicole is originally from Australia and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. She completed her PhD in 2021 at the University of Adelaide and worked at Flinders University as a postdoc from 2021-2022. She is interested in applying molecular methods to monitor biodiversity and protect marine ecosystems. Nicole has a particular interest in marine and coastal plants and their conservation. She also loves anything involved with the ocean and if she's not working in the laboratory, you’ll find her surfing, snorkeling, diving and generally spending time outdoors.