Interpretation and Education Officer, Parks and Wildlife Service
New Zealander, Tasmania
Originally from New Zealand, Ingrid is a passionate environmental educator and has worked with a range of organisations as a wildlife biologist, teacher, marine specialist and interpretation and education officer with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.
All her programs are legacy-focussed whether it is setting up training programs to rescue whales, developing breeding programs for devil insurance populations or mentoring discovery rangers to run great environmental programs around Tasmania. A few years ago, Ingrid set up a Tasmanian Climate Change Stories website because she believes that sharing first-hand stories helps others connect, understand and act both locally and globally on this issue.
Ingrid was selected as one of 100 women in STEMM globally to join Homeward Bound Projects, travelling to Antarctica and collaborating with other women leaders to create momentum on critical issues such as climate change. She was jointly awarded Australian Environmental Educator of the Year 2021 and believes individually we may be a drop of water but together we are the ocean.