Born and raised in Canberra, Kymberly completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies in 2020 and an Honours in Applied Science in 2021 at the University of Canberra. Throughout her Honours year, Kymberly developed sampling and molecular techniques for the detection of elusive endangered and invasive fish species from eDNA water samples.
Kymberly began working at the University of Canberra as a research assistant for the EcoDNA group at the Institute of Applied Ecology in 2021. She conducts lab work using single-species molecular approaches to determine the presence or absence of native and invasive species from eDNA samples for various research, biosecurity, and surveillance projects, such as the Hitchhiker Pest Project.
Outside of her role in the EcoDNA, Kymberly enjoys going on walks with her dog, cooking/baking, reading, and painting.