My name is Hannah Rudd and I am a recent Natural Sciences BSc (Hons) graduate from Lancaster University. Recently I’ve completed the MSc Marine Environmental Management course at the University of York, and now I’m hoping to pursue a career combining my love for both marine conservation and science communication. During my masters, my research thesis’ are focused on whale shark management in the Maldives (with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme) and the role of voluntourism in great white shark conservation in South Africa (with White Shark Projects).
During my undergraduate degree, I discovered my passion for science writing. A position on the editorial team for the Lancaster University Biological Sciences blog was my first look at science journalism, after which I began writing for various publications including New Nature Magazine and gained a subsequent internship with the Science Media Centre in London.
In the little time I was at the University of York, I become heavily involved with their green movement. I was the manager of the NUS Green Impact Project for Wentworth College in my capacity as a College Tutor, focused on improving sustainability within the college and encouraged scientific communication on the importance of individual actions for a more powerful global voice. I was also involved with York Sustainability, the NUS Student Switch-Off initiative and Edible Wentworth, as well as establishing my own weekly environmental focus group for postgrads – Wentworth College Eco-Hour – and contributing to the University of York’s One Planet Week.
At the moment I am the Digital Content Editor for New Nature Magazine and have previously been the spokesperson for Pint of Science, York working with the communications team to improve the effectiveness of science communication across the UK.
My next adventure will be as an intern for the Women in Shark Science programme at the South African Shark Conservancy in November.
Have a project you’d like me to be involved with? Let’s chat!
Women in Shark Science Scholarship 2019| South African Shark Conservancy
UK Blog Awards 2019 Highly Commended | Green & Eco
Terra Incognita Wildlife Blogger of the Year 2018 Finalist