Researcher biography

Jasmine is a current Masters of Conservation Biology student, graduating mid-2023. Currently, she is seeking employment as a research assistant, lab assistant or tutor while studying part-time. She has over five years of volunteer research assistant experience in six positions in a wide variety of contexts, including Asian elephant–human conflict mitigation in Sri Lanka, marine turtle conservation on the southern Great Barrier Reef and surveying impacts of wild Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease. Jasmine is particularly interested in marine conservation involving Indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, environmental advocacy and education.

While at The University of Queensland, Jasmine has volunteered with the UniDive citizen science Mooloolaba Ecological Assessment and Mapping (MEAM) project, Berndt Van Rensburg’s bio-acoustic project, and native tadpole endocrinology in the Franklin Eco-Laboratory with Argelia Rodriguez.

Jasmine grew up offshore on Scotland Island in New South Wales. She developed a strong connection with nature through multi-day hiking around Australia, and a deep affinity to the ocean through becoming a rescue scuba diver and advanced freediver. Jasmine graduated in 2019 with her Bachelors in Animal Science from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.