I completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a masters of technology management from UNSW. I have research experiences in medical science. A few years later I went back to university and studied economics. Currently I am doing my first year PhD in economics at Macquarie University. I have work experiences in the financial services and real estate industry, as well as running political campaigns during the state and federal elections. My PhD project is “Energy and environmental policy”, looking at drivers underlying energy and climate policies using a global sample.