Scientist at Water, Wetlands and Coastal Science | NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Meet Ari, a geospatial expert with a background in marine science and food sustainability. Currently, she serves as a Scientist at the Water, Wetlands and Coastal Science branch within the Government of New South Wales. Ari’s expertise ranges from small-scale environmental projects to large-scale marine conservation initiatives.
Ari’s inspiring journey started with her volunteering as an undergraduate, doing aquaculture research to increase natural populations of sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and studying octopuses reproduction in captivity. She then worked for the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries in Mexico, where she focused on determining the carrying capacity of important national waterbodies. Her work aimed to enhance the potential of the aquaculture industry and improve the management of natural resources.
Ari’s experience led her to realise the immense value of spatial sciences for natural resource management. She pursued a master’s degree in Marine Science and Management, specialising in geospatial sciences. Her journey led to her being granted four international scholarships and receiving three prestigious awards. Today, Ari is committed to using location intelligence to improve our lifestyle while ensuring a balance with our planet.
As a mentor to young professionals in the spatial industry, Ari finds pleasure in helping others fulfill their potential. She’s also volunteered her skills to reduce and monitor marine debris along the coasts of Australia. When she’s not working to save the planet, Ari loves scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with her family. Join her on this amazing journey to make the world a better place!