Amara has over 13 years work experience in the field of environmental management. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree and has worked with Government Agencies, Consultancies, Volunteer groups and a Co-operative Research Centre on a range of environmental management activities.
Her work is focused on water quality assessment (pond and groundwater management), protected species management (including the endangered plant community Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and threatened species Grey-headed Flying-fox), native vegetation management (noxious and aquatic weeds management, and habitat restoration) and resource efficiency projects (reporting on energy, water, waste, and clean air).
Communicating environmental messages to students, staff and park visitors is an important part of Amara’s role, and as a mother to daughter Andrea (age 7) she hopes to encourage a love of nature and conservation. She encourages anyone interested in Environmental Science to pursue their passion, as it’s exceedingly important for us to understand ecology and environmental issues, manage human impacts and protect the environment for future generations.