Tell us a bit about you!

I’m a country kid at heart, having grown up on the Mid-North Coast of NSW in the stunningly gorgeous Manning Valley. I have a deeply passionate relationship with food (duh), plants, and science. I moved down to Melbourne from Sydney in 2017 to study a Master of Science (Biosciences) at The University of Melbourne, doing research on native Australian food plants. I would love to focus my career as a scientist on native Australian food plants, working within urban agriculture, sustainable agriculture, permaculture or similar. In my spare time I love to do some gardening, dancing, reading and of course, absolutely love cooking (and eating!).

Why YFM?

YFM is my food family. I have been part of Upstart across two chapters, Sydney and Melbourne, been a Melbourne Chapter leader, and am now in the National Leadership Team. I have made so many friends and have met so many wonderful, gorgeous, amazing, fabulous and inspiring people. YFM is absolute heaven, and has enriched my life exponentially since I joined up in October 2016.

Last meal you would eat before the apocalypse?

My mum’s lasagne. She uses cream instead of white sauce, and the meat sauce is godly. All of the cheese on top. It’s stupendous. I’m drooling just thinking about it now…