Chantel Bakac

Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and being fortunate enough to spend family holidays on Lord Howe Island as a child, I became obsessed with anything ocean-related at a young age. Whether it be snorkelling, diving, swimming or rock-hopping by the beach, I’ve always been happiest when I can see or smell the ocean.

This obsession turned into a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Marine Biology, and a summer diving internship on Lord Howe Island. After then spending a year traveling overseas, I returned to Australia to complete a Master in Sustainability and see how I could put my passion and knowledge to use in the broader sustainability community.

Having spent two years working for an energy efficiency company in Sydney, I have now relocated to the beautiful Byron Bay to pursue my passion for science communication. There is so much about our oceans and marine life that leaves me in awe of mother nature, and I hope to facilitate the education of our wider community, so they too can share my appreciation for our natural environment.