Cheryl Tan

Cheryl works as a scientific research officer as part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Advanced Prawn Breeding. Her work involves working with the Australian prawn farmers, collecting samples from farms and carrying out both molecular laboratory research work as well as presenting at scientific conferences. Outside of work hours, she spends her time volunteering with Reef Check Australia as a reef survey diver monitoring specific sites on the Great Barrier Reef and surrounds. Her love for writing has also earned her a spot as a freelance journalist with a South East Asian-based magazine, giving her a communication channel to educate and open the conversation on a multitude of topics ranging from sustainability and job security to showcasing the millennial generation. She continues to champion citizen science in the area of marine conservation and management and aspires to create a platform where young marine scientists are encouraged to create impact from the grassroots level.


Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)