As a director/owner of 360 Environmental and the managing director/owner of Peak Environmental, Michelle is passionate about driving and achieving excellent environmental outcomes on projects. She has worked on the environmental aspects of several State-level projects for Western Australia for both the private and government sectors. Her environmental passion was set growing up in regional Western Australia in Dalwallinu, and after being educated in Perth she is part of the reverse migration returning to the land at every opportunity. Michelle is passionate about environmental science having completed Bachelor, Post Graduate and Masters degrees in science. She has worked in the environmental industry for over two decades mainly in the resources, agricultural and infrastructure industries. She believes that being an environmental practitioner is both a privilege and a responsibility and that we all have an obligation to look after the environment for future generations. Michelle leads by example and hopes that by sharing her experiences and mentoring young women, she is inspiring others to make a difference and protect our natural resources. Our future decision makers will make better decisions if we listen to the science, use the data we have and communicate science effectively. The world is changing rapidly and by using science, technological innovation and big data, we can look at some of the key challenges facing us around implementing sustainable urbanisation, mitigating climate change and managing resource scarcity. Armed with several business awards, with a passion for water and the environment and as a mother of two young girls, Michelle is motivated to be the change we need to see in both sustainable development and in conservation. Encouraging young students to take on STEM subjects, encouraging our academics, scientists and consultants to work together and partner with industry will see positive change. The future is bright however, there is much for us all to do.
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