PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia, American–Hungarian
Julianna is a first-generation American with a Hungarian background and is a PhD candidate in Sydney. Her cross-disciplinary research combines biology and data science to observe shark behaviours. She deploys tags to collect masses of data and then uses machine learning to decode it and ‘see’ what sharks are doing underwater. Julianna is a passionate advocate for sharks and science communication, and puts hands-on STEMM learning into practice with primary- to university-level students. The opportunity to interact with women around the world who strongly believe they can change the planet for the better inspired her to join Homeward Bound.