Tiahni Adamson, a Torres Strait Islander woman descended from the Kaurareg Nations of Thursday Island, is a passionate wildlife conservation biologist.
Tiahni joins Wendy on Big Brekky to talk about how First Nations knowledge is helping to nurture our country and find solutions to our climate crisis.
The Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology) graduate is a proponent for the participation of First Nations people and women in STEM careers and at the age of just 28, Tiahni has already established herself as a prominent role model and next generation leader.
In her career to date, Tiahni has already worked on programs for CSIRO, including the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Sciences. She’s also worked for PIRSA as a Sea Ranger and a Fisheries Compliance Support Officer, where she fostered relationships between First Nations communities and government.
This year, Tiahni received the Dr Kay Price AM Award for demonstrated excellence in and ambassadorship for STEM. She was also one of two students to be awarded the inaugural Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship from CSIRO’s Marine National Facility.
Tiahni lectures at the University of South Australia, embedding First Nations knowledges into STEM careers; is an Uluru Statement from the Heart Youth Leader; and is the state coordinator for Seed – a First Nations only-run climate youth activism group.
In 2019, Tiahni was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader and has spoken to thousands of people at events all over the country. She recently joined the Green Adelaide Landscape Board, was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Tirkapena Award, and is a current member of inDaily’s ‘40 Under 40’.
In her current role as the Lead Community Engagement Officer for CH4 Global, Tiahni is part of a dynamic team that research and foster sustainable seaweed aquaculture, with a goal of zero methane agriculture.
Livestock burps majorly wound the health of our planet, and Tiahni and her team have been looking to the ocean for ways to help reduce detrimental emissions and keep cow burps at bay.
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