Nick holds a BSc and BA at Monash University. He majored in geosciences and international relations as part of his undergraduate studies. Currently he is working towards completing a MSc in Marine and Antarctic Science at the University of Tasmania with a particular focus on the threats faced by the marine environment such as climate change and pollution. Nick has worked as an environmental scientist for seven years in Australia in both multinational organisations and small highly specialised consulting firms. He has held various positions in the private sector which largely focused on the investigation and remediation of contaminated land and groundwater and general environmental management. Nick is also highly skilled in the use of environmental monitoring and sampling equipment having conducted field work in arid Central Australia to tropical Northern Queensland. Nick has also conducted shorebird and seabird counts with Birdlife Tasmania and has witnessed firsthand the threats to species which rely heavily on RAMSAR wetlands not only in Australia but across the world. He also loves the outdoors and enjoys surfing, hiking and scuba diving in his free time.