Graduate story: Jacqui Taylor
Marine Scientist, Environmental Advocate, cast member of The Sea Angels
Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Science and Management), 2007
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Bachelor of Marine Science and Management
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management
I've held various roles as a marine scientist. I've worked in the Torres Strait with Indigenous people developing community-based plans for the management of dugongs and sea turtles. I have undertaken research with the Australian Institute of Marine Science as a diver off the Western Australian coast. I have worked as a research assistant with the Centre for Whale Research, as a consultant to the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance to map Indigenous ranges, and as a consultant to the Githabul people to manage and record their traditional ecological knowledge.
Understanding the science is a fundamental part of my new business in film and television as a principle cast member of the series The Sea Angels. It tells the story of six women sailing around the world assisting local communities and NGOs to achieve their social and environmental goals. We are a voice for community concerns and hope to become a vehicle for positive change. Having a degree in marine science and management has opened doors to all sorts of people in the industry - people who take my passion for marine conservation seriously and want to help find solutions to regional problems.
My SCU studies have equipped me to become a conduit between science, the community, Indigenous people and environmental managers.
Updated: 27 March 2013