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Lindsay Newey

Biologist, artist, science illustrator

Lindsay is a recent grad of CSU Monterey Bay and soon to be a graduate of the science illustrator program at the same institution. She is currently interning at ECOS, contributing her digital illustration and animation skills to the community's relaunch coming fall 2023. 


Hana Kanee

Biologist, artist, graphic designer, UX designer


Hana is a trained plant and marine scientist whose scientific journey inspires her art journey and her passion for being a 'women in STEM' advocate. She creates both traditional paintings inspired by her Saudi nationality and graphic art inspired by science and popular culture. She also uses UX design to make science accessible. 

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Sofia Jane

Marine scientist, scientific illustrator, SciArt communicator

Sofia graduated with her masters from James Cook University where she studied the effects of boat noise on fish. She turned to art to communicate her research and now is a freelance artist creating logos and illustrations for other scientists.


Milly Caley

Biologist and artist

Milly is an artist and currently completing her last year in biology at UNSW. She uses both art and science to explore the world around her with many of her pieces focused in the marine realm. Art that she has created includes textile organisms that challenge the idea of species, and science communication zines about coral bleaching.


Shannon O'Riordan

Fluid artist

Shannon creates paintings inspired by the fluidity of life. By working with a medium that is unpredictable, she creates original works of art that cannot be duplicated. 

Much of her work is inspired by nature and the ocean. Her work is defined by the process rather than the finished product. 


Sophie Rhodes


Sophie is a UNSW Art and Design student who's work aims to disrupt the polarization between science and art by integrating plants and humans. She creates art in a research setting using scientific tools to direct her creative process. Some of her work includes linoleum prints, sketches, and a nature-inspired tarot card deck. 


Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger

Environmental installation artist

Lea's art focuses on the impacts of tourism on small-island communities and environments. Her work speaks on plastic pollution, tying the issues that animals face to human emotion to inspire thought and action. Her art promotes thought on how humans are drastically changing the planet. 


Sarah Jane Moore

Aboriginal Australian artist

Sarah Jane joins science and art with the Sydney Rock Oyster as her focus. She uses the shells of these indigenous organisms to show the cultural, artistic, environmental, and scientific importance of these mollusks. Her most recent work is accompanied by a song titled "I know where oysters lie"


Rachel Honnery

Artist, climate change activist

Rachel's work focuses on the intersection of art and science and how to use tools of each discipline to communicate environmental issues like climate change. She creates cyanotypes, traditional photographs of ice melting to depict glaciers melting due to global warming.


Eav Brennan

Scientist, SciArt communicator

Eav realized her love for science communication through the 3-minute thesis and marine debris research in her masters. She decided to switch her path to SciArt communication from science research and now works for Reverse Garbage and hosts a podcast called Climactic Collective. 


Bradley Knight

Marine scientist, digital SciArtist

Bradley, a recent graduate in marine biology, turned to SciArt drawings during the COVID-19 lockdowns and now works as a freelance illustrator.

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Rosemary Connelli

Artist, scientific communicator

Rosemary has a degree in graphic design and illustration studies and uses her skills to raise awareness of cetaceans. Her infographics and sign designs help to identify orcas while her newest work in print making features salmon, a key fish in the whales' food chain.


Charlotte Page

Marine scientist, coral reef restoration researcher, artist


Charlotte is a PhD student at UNSW researching the effects of water flow on coral bleaching patterns and how to take advantage of biophysical factors that affect bleaching for restoration applications. She is also an traditional and graphic artist and frequently creates illustrative figures for her research.


Rosie Steinberg

Marine scientist, soft-coral restoration researcher


Rosie has just finished her PhD at UNSW researching the soft coral, Dendronephthya australis, home to adorable seahorses in Sydney. Her research looks at the threats and restoration implications of this species. Rosie is also a creative science communicator and former member of the Women in Maths and Sciences Championship Program at UNSW.

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Jesse Bergman

Marine scientist, coral reef researcher, microbiologist

Jesse received her PhD from UNSW studying the microbial partners in coral hosts as well as the process of tropicalization of reefs. Jesse is an advocate for scicomm and spends much of her time in the field, sharing her stories in real-time. She now works on empowering women in STEM fields at UNSW.


Tess Moriarty

Marine scientist, coral disease researcher, coral restoration advocate

Tess received her PhD from University of Newcastle, and now frequently finds herself diving in sea grass fields as part of her post-doc. Her work focuses on restoring critical species of sea grass that sequester carbon and provide food and homes for marine life. She has always been an advocate for reducing global impacts by being eco-aware in every aspect of her life. 


Gus Fordyce

Marine scientist, coral bioerosion researcher

Gus received a PhD from University of Newcastle on the erosion caused by microscopic algae that live inside the coral skeleton. These are different from the algae that provide coral its food. During marine heatwaves, the eroding algae can cause skeletons to breakdown and reefs to lose their structural integrity. 


Steph Gardner

Marine scientist, tropicalization researcher

Steph is a Post-Doctoral fellow at UNSW assisting in large-scale projects on the interaction between coral and algae as well as conducting field work in various locations in the Pacific. She has also contributed to science communication events like Science week in Australia where she shares her research stories to the public.


Coulson Lantz

Marine scientist, coral-sediment researcher

Coulson has just completed his PhD from Southern Cross University where he focused on the bioerosion of coral cays like Heron Island. He works on many coral ecology and interaction projects at UNSW and has led outreach projects at the Sydney Institute for Marine Science.


Jason Baer

Molecular biologist, coral ecosystem restoration researcher, writer


Jason is a PhD candidate at SDSU, San Diego, California, where he researches novel methods to improve our ability to restore coral reefs by using "whole-ecosystem" approaches - ones that target crucial ecosystem processes in addition to corals themselves. He shares his passion for SciComm and SciArt through science writing through the lens of the human experience. 


Sophie Schönherr

Marine scientist, researcher, sailor


Sophie is a recent graduate from Maastricht University in The Netherlands. After graduating in 2020, she promptly pursued marine science internships and adventures across the world during a pandemic. Check out her story in the blog!

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Sofia Fortunato

Marine scientist, artist, children's book author and publisher


Sofia is a trained marine science researcher with a PhD in evolutionary biology and publications on coral reefs in the GBR. She turned to her passion for arts and children's education and now runs a children's book publishing company called Little Red House Books.

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Madi East

Marine scientist, photographer, and digital artist


Madi has just finished her second year as a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge where she studies the skeletal structures of corals. Her passion for using art to communicate science led her to digital art and photography that captures natures beauty.

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