Rachel completed her Bachelor's in marine science and zoology, and her Master's in marine biology, with her thesis investigating introduced and invasive fouling marine species in the Ngari Capes Marine Park. She is now the labs Research Assistant, using her diving experience, attention to detail, and organisation skills to facilitate research in the field and lab. Rachel has been involved in a wide range of projects involving fish biodiversity surveys, seagrass restoration via seeds and transplants, seagrass productivity, fish otolith aging, coral growth measurements, and working with traditional owners. She is passionate about all aspects of marine ecosystems and species, and about getting the community aware and involved in their underwater backyards. She is also an underwater photographer with images published in a range of mediums.