Research Assistant at GreenLaw
Living in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stella is an undergraduate student and Tuckwell Scholar at the Australian National University, studying Law and Environmental Science, majoring in Climate Science and Quantitative Environmental Modelling. She wants to research and champion the ways that the intersection of climate science and law can provide a way forward for future governments and safeguard the environment. Stella began working in this field as a volunteer Research Assistant at GreenLaw, investigating how Australian state and federal legal mechanisms fail to protect humans and threatened species under climate change. She has always been passionate about the natural world, with experience working in conservation, community work and education throughout her teen years.
Joining Homeward Bound at this early stage in her career, she aims to empower herself and other young women to make an impact, especially in the face of the climate crisis. She is a passionate advocate for women and non-binary people, providing mentorship and support in her formal role as Women’s Advocate of her residential hall. She has recently been elected as Deputy Women’s Officer of the ANU and is working to reform the university’s response to sexual violence. She aspires to be a role model for LGBTQ women as she continues her advocacy and strengthens her leadership through the program.