Having enjoyed studying environmental geography and marine environmental protection at university and working in the marine conservation sector as an educator, Cat is now undertaking a PhD at Aberystwyth University. Cat has worked on projects with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust and North Devon Coast AONB working with and coordinating volunteer groups to: survey intertidal rocky shores; undertake beach cleans; partake in marine plastics initiatives and run a series of coastal educational engagement sessions. Back to university, her research at Aberystwyth is focusing on the sustainable harvesting of macroalgal blooms in Milford Haven, focusing on ecological, social and economic impacts. Cat is a recreational diver and enjoys being in and around the sea in any capacity whether it be head stuck into a rockpool or bobbing about on a surfboard.
As the student representative for Porcupine, Cat is interested in engaging more students and young professionals with the society.