PhD candidate at University of Western Australia
Living in Western Australia, Australia
Eva is a geologist, fascinated by old and tiny fossils, and particularly the rare preservation of soft bodies organisms as fossils into the rock record. Her studies in geology and biology were rich in labs and field trips, through which she gained an understanding of the interactions between microbes, plants and rocks, between modern processes and ancient landscapes. This interconnectedness of nature is key to her engagements for sustainability: humans’ actions have consequences on the natural ecosystem they live in, and these should be managed appropriately. Therefore she is committed to finding and applying practical ways of limiting human wastes. Compost bins, laying hens, and veggie beds share the space in her home, and recycled materials are a go-to solution. Solutions that could spread to other homes, little by little, through community activities and leading by example.
Leadership matters to Eva’s professional and volunteer life. Through formal or informal roles, she frequently steps in to take action. Her creative and problem-solving mind works well at creating and overseeing collaborative projects, or simply throwing a dinner party to foster friendships! Science, arts, nature, food and meaningful communities are Eva’s drivers in life. Combined with a love for learning, so far, this has brought her 15,000km away from home, on remote hiking and camping trips, into the organisation of a big festival, and the discovery of many fantastic life stories. What’s next?