Kristy Hillas is an Ocean Conservationist with a Bachelors Degree in Science (Marine Biology) and a Master of Environment Degree (Climate Change and Conservation) both obtained at The University of Melbourne. Her main focus is on climate change and shark science and outreach.
Growing up in Australia, Kristy has always been surrounded by the ocean and has always been drawn to the marine world. While Kristy has a passion for protecting all marine life, over the part few years her focus has been heavily on shark conservation. This focus came about during her undergraduate degree when she learnt how much shark populations have declined. From here she has been involved in shark conservation in Australia, Indonesia, and the South Pacific, both as a scientist and as an educator.
Kristy is a member of a number of marine conservation organsiations such as, The Environmental Cooperative, The Hooper Collective (Project Hiu Foundation), Take Three of the Sea, and Fin Free Melbourne where she worked as a marine scientist and conservationist. Her main focus now is to inspire the next generation to become active in protecting our oceans.