I’m Megan Jones, the new Junior Carbon Project Officer at the Taunton office.
I want to start by saying thank you to everyone at CO2balance for giving me such a warm welcome and for making my first few weeks here so enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in person when we’re all back in the office.
I recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Zoology. I chose this degree as I have always loved nature and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my course. In my final year I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa for a field course, staying and carrying out research on Shamwari Game Reserve, near to Port Elizabeth. I loved my time there and was able to learn a lot about the local communities and natural environment.
As part of my degree I spent a year working for the Ocean Conservation Trust at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on an industrial research placement. While working there I gained a much better understanding of the devastating effects climate change is already having on many marine environments around the world and this aspect of the experience really inspired my desire for a career in working to combat these effects.
Outside of work I love being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, painting and playing netball. I also spent my final year of university learning to scuba dive and am really excited to get back into it as soon as possible.
Throughout the past few weeks working for CO2balance I have been amazed by the work which is being done and how many people’s lives have been vastly improved by the projects, making me really excited to be a part of this company.