Juniper Riordan, Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP)
Juniper Riordan is AUSMAP’s Science Research Officer, having recently graduated with Distinction from a Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts at UNSW. Working in this role alongside a current Honours Project in species translocation, she is translating her mutual interests in scientific research and advocacy to tackle key environmental issues. At AUSMAP, Juniper witnesses first-hand the acute contamination of microplastics in Australia’s waterways, and is currently in the process of co-authoring publications on the spatial and temporal distributions of these seemingly invisible pollutants. Her hope is that through effective scientific communication and rigorous methods, practical solutions and policy reform can occur.