I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2013 with a BSc Geography degree. I specialised in physical geography, taking modules in GIS, palaeoecology, glaciology and also studied geology alongside for 2.5 years. My dissertation was kindly supported by the James Hutton Institute, investigating peatland management and restoration from a carbon perspective. Subsequently, I completed the MSc Environmental Protection and Management at the University of Edinburgh undertaking modules in water, soil and atmospheric sciences. My thesis was in collaboration with the Esk Rivers and Fisheries Trust looking at the effects of hydromorphology on in-stream ecology. Field work has taken me to the Italian Alps, France, Skye, Arran and other locations throughout Scotland.