Rachelle is a postdoctoral researcher in mathematical modelling in the Wildlife Ecology and Management Team at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Lincoln. Her passion for applying mathematical and statistical approaches to solve problems arising in biology, is regularly revitalised by tramping adventures into the beautiful South Island Alps, and a great appreciation for the vibrant native wildlife to be found there. Rachelle’s current work involves quantifying biodiversity outcomes from NZ’s pest control, individual-based simulation modelling for collective cell or animal movement, and spatiotemporal modelling of population dynamics. Of note, Rachelle was the Inaugural Chair, Te Pūnaha Whānau Committee from 2014 to 2015. More about Rachelle.