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Self Introduction


I am Di!

I am a leader, team player, project manager and creative problem solver. My experience working in and managing teams in sales, marketing, emergency services, government and the not-for-profit sectors provides me with a strong platform to work as a unit to deliver on outcomes.

My sense of adventure, determination and fitness has seen me sail tall ships in the southern ocean, cycle extreme distances, jump from planes, and run marathons and an ultra marathon. I believe nothing is insurmountable.

I have a special interest and growing expertise in sustainable food systems - something that will be critical in a completely new environment for human habitation. My current post graduate study is focussed on food waste and sustainable food systems, and involves the research project Watch My Waste (

Supporting sustainable food systems practically, I am also a Board member of Cultivating Community (, 3000acres ( and the Open Food Network (, a member of the Victorian Urban Agriculture Working Group, and a volunteer with OzHarvest (

Find out about some of my motivations for going to Mars in a short film by 5&A Films, ‘Mars Calling’:
Watch my TED talk that I gave at TEDxMelbourne’s “Off The Grid” event in October 2014:
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Running, boxing, Pilates, weightlifting, general gym work, cycling, cricket, AFL and soccer.
Reading, studying and learning (I have 4 tertiary qualifications and am currently doing a Higher Degree by Research working towards a PhD with a focus in food waste).
Cooking, attending the arts, entertaining, travel, gardening.

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