Cara was born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand. At age 18 she moved to Australia to pursue her passion by doing a Marine Biology degree as New Zealand waters were a little cold for her. This was followed by a Masters in Natural Resource Management as she was fascinated by the way things were run and how she could help. She originally came to Cairns to escape the winter weather of Adelaide but immediately fell in love with the reef and decided to stay!
She has been diving since age 18 and despite the cold, you could never get her out of the water in her hometown in New Zealand. She is passionate about all things marine biology related, with a special love for the beautiful Nudibranchs.