Stephanie is a communications specialist and researcher and is the MCCCRH's Communications Manager. Dedicated to improving public understanding of climate in Australia, she oversees the national development and delivery of Climate Communicators, a program working with weather presenters to include climate trends in their broadcasts. She has lead authored several of the MCCCRH's major reports and manages many of the Hub's external relationships. At the end of 2018, she was invited to present on several of the Hub's programs at the United Nations' COP24 in Poland, where she also coordinated the communication of the University's official delegation.
She graduated dux of the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at Monash University where she specialised in Corporate Sustainability Management and co-authored the MCCCRH’s first research publication. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Communications from the University of Melbourne where she also worked as a journalist for Australian University Sport.
Prior to joining Monash, Stephanie spent several years working as an engagement specialist for marine conservation NGO, Action for Dolphins (AFD). Working across strategic communications, stakeholder management and fundraising, she brought together government, business and private donors in the name of environmental protection. Here, she also established AFD’s Approved Wild Encounters initiative to promote socio-environmental sustainability in the Australian marine ecotourism market.