Tamika is a passionate graduate who is interested in ecosystem dynamics and interactions. After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology, Tamika went on to complete her Honours, which focussed on how nutrition mediates thermal stress response in Drosophila. During her degree and in the time following, she has added to her field and research related skills through various volunteer and paid opportunities both within Australia and internationally.
Since completing her studies she has completed a season as a Project Fire Fighter with Forest Fire Management Victoria, building her practical field skills and land management knowledge. Working around fire has sparked an interest in fire related research and post fire habitats, something she hopes to nurture with the Conservation Ecology Centre and build on in her future.