Rachael is a bicycle advocate, lover of the sea and sun, and most at home in the bush, She is passionate about protecting and rehabilitating our natural environments.
After completing a marine science degree in 2011, and years of working in project management, she decided she wanted to get her hands dirty and focus her efforts on directly caring for the land.
Rachael re-trained at the Northern Sydney Institute in conservation and land management and now works full time doing ecological restoration with Dragonfly Environmental.
Her goal is to share the wonders of our natural environment and pursue the conversation about living a life that decreases our impact on the planet. She’s keen to meet and work with people who share this passion for a better outcome for biodiversity.
Rachael will discuss the ramifications of human manipulation of the physical environment to suit our needs. Throughout the years, these alterations have increased extinction rates to 1000—10,000 times what they were prior to human existence. What does that matter to me you may ask? Rachael will show us how biodiversity is essential to our own existence.