Jasmine has a passion for wildlife, is an avid sustainability convert and is keen to make improvements to New Zealand’s biodiversity.
Jasmine joined 4Sight in September 2022 as an Ecology Technician in the Ecology Team based in Dunedin, initially part time and moving to a full time position in February 2023. Jasmine processes freshwater macroinvertebrate samples in the laboratory in the Dunedin Rattray Street office.
Having completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Otago, majoring in Zoology with a minor in Marine Science, she is currently working towards a Master of Science in Ecology. Her studies involve a large component of field work, where she is focusing on the impacts of land use on connected stream and estuary systems in the Catlins, New Zealand.
Jasmine is deeply passionate about the environment, and contributing to protecting and preserving our natural ecosystems through her work and studies.
During her time at University, Jasmine was involved in a range of volunteering groups including Unicrew, where she helped the elderly with gardening and planting Pikao plants in the sand dunes at Warrington. She has also been a part of AAPES (Animal, Aquatic, Plant, Ecological Society), undertaking surveys of little blue penguins and native tree planting. While in her hometown of Queenstown during the university holidays, she attended weekly Wakatipu Reforestation Trust meetings, potting up native plants.
Currently Jasmine is a weekly volunteer at The SPCA (Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated) Dunedin. This year she became a Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer and joined Slow Food Youth Otago, SEA (Students for Environmental Action) and the Zoology Department Sustainability Team.
When Jasmine is not working, studying or volunteering, she loves tramping, going on beach walks and reading.
Areas of Expertise
Freshwater Macro-invertebrate Identification