I grew up in Brisbane, Australia, surrounded by incredible areas of biodiversity, and was always asking questions about the animals around me. While working at RSPCA Queensland, I learned that as well as being critical parts of complex ecosystems, animals are individuals with unique personalities that influence how they move through the world. In my Honours study at the University of Queensland, I investigated the movement ecology and thermal physiology of salt water crocodiles, analysing over 9 million data points in R. It was here that I became fascinated by the insight we can obtain from remote monitoring of wildlife, and the challenges and benefits of analysing large, long term data sets. During my PhD in Zoology, I will investigate the way that antarctic seabirds use ocean habitat, to better understand polar ecology, to mitigate bycatch, and ultimately conserve these species. In addition to my academic interests, I am passionate about the value of outreach and education in the sciences. I believe that if we can better explain the excitement of scientific research to the wider community, we have a better chance of successfully implementing the policy changes needed to save endangered species and mitigate the effects of climate change.