Alumna Named Young Achiever of the Year for South Australia

October 13, 2020

SGS alumna Lauren Meyer '08, who lives and works in South Australia, was recently awarded the South Australia Young Achiever Award In STEM sciences.  Lauren investigated the impacts of wildlife tourism for her PhD in biochemical ecology at Flinders University, particularly the effects of cage diving on white sharks.  Her work contributed to the implementation of new regulations and new tourism assessment frameworks used by the Department of Environment and Water.  She is also the co-founder of Otlet Research, a tissue sharing platform for researchers around the world.  Her dad David adds, "Thank you to SGS and it’s wonderful staff and teachers who inspired her."  See a short Facebook Video about Lauren's work from the South Australia Young Achiever's page.