I have a PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Queensland (2005) where I focused on mapping live coral cover using remote sensing. Using my remote sensing expertise, I have since worked as an Engineering Officer in the Australian Army, developed models to map recreation opportunities across New Zealand’s conservation estate, and integrated remote sensing into all phases of the disaster management cycle. I am heavily involved in developing workflows for integrating drone technology into remote sensing practice and have been working with drone based image analysis for five years. While the environmental target may vary from marine and coastal through to savanna ecosystems, my common approach is to optimise remote sensing and spatial models for rapid quantitative information extraction and communication purposes. I am a Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing and GIS at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia as well as the founder and Education Director of She Maps - an initiative designed to bring diversity to what we think of as science (i.e. it's not just lab coats and test tubes!) and who engages with science as a career path (i.e. we need more women!).