At a young age I longed to be in the heart of a sandstorm or watch a volcanic eruption unfold, fascinated by the dramatic and raw nature of this earth. Soon realising a life of scientific discovery would entail lengthy hours in a lab, I branched out and sought to find my next opportunity to explore different landscapes. I have relished every moment of discovery, and with each comes a new meaning and memory. From awaking to the grunts of hippos in the Selous to chatting to children in Mozambique, watching young polar bears spar to canoeing through the peace of the rainforest. I delight in each and every surprise that awaits and can’t wait for my next adventure.