Aviya has a passion for ecology and is interested in landscape scale processes. She hopes to use her passion for the environment to engage communities to work towards common conservation goals.
Aviya recently graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) having completed her undergraduate degree at Monash University majoring in Ecology and Conservation Biology. She undertook her honours in the alpine and subalpine regions of Victoria investigating changes in the spatial and temporal dynamics of alpine and subalpine treelines in response to recent warming and bushfire occurrence. Throughout her undergraduate degree Aviya volunteered as a research assistant on a number of projects across south east Australia building field skills and gaining experience in fauna and flora surveying.
Through the CEC internship Aviya hopes to gain further research and analytical skills, and experience in science communication and land management.