Team Leader – Claire Moad
Claire is originally from Melbourne, Victoria, and is going into her third year of study in a BSc majoring in Advanced Marine Biology. Claire became involved with The Caraplace through the Marine Biology and Aquaculture Internship Program at JCU and she undertook the Turtle Health Research Blue Apprenticeship. She has just begun her second year of volunteering at the Caraplace but it is her first year as Team Leader.
Team Leader – Sher-Ryn Hing
Sher-ryn is an international student from Malaysia who is currently in her final semester of study in MSc Marine Biology. Sher-Ryn has been volunteering at the Caraplace since August 2017 through JCU Marine Biology and Aquaculture Internship Programme and has recently taken on a leadership role. One of her favourite things to do when tending the turtles is to feed them, making sure that they are eating and growing well.
Team Leader – Sarah Cross
Sarah is from the little known Town of 1770 and has just started her third year of a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Advanced Marine Biology. She became involved with the Caraplace in July 2017 through the JCU Marine Biology and Aquaculture Internship program. She has recently completed her Turtle Health Research Blue Apprenticeship and now works as one of the Team Leaders in the Caraplace.
Team Leader – Kezia Drane
Kezia is Townsville born and bred with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Science. She is currently deferring postgraduate study whilst she works full time as a microbiologist. Kezia became involved in the Caraplace as a volunteer last year and worked extensively through the holiday periods to keep the hatchlings healthy. This is her first year as team leader and she is looking forward to it.
Team Leader – Kelly-Anne Lee
Kelly completed a BSc Biomedical Science (2015) followed by Honours in Microbiology and Immunology at JCU (2017). She is currently employed as a Respiratory and Research Scientist at the Townsville Hospital, where her focus is on identifying biomarkers to improve treatment of chronic lung diseases. Kelly first became involved with the Caraplace by accompanying the research team on field trips and assisting with sample and data collection regarding immunological and virology studies in local turtle populations.