Growing up with an avid gardener for a Mother, I learnt a lot about plants and their many uses as food and medicine from an early age, and have been interested in and fascinated by naturally-occurring psychoactive plants and fungus for as long as I can remember. I was introduced, and became very passionate about, the field of Ethnopharmacology whilst studying Pharmacology at the University of Otago and hope to begin my PhD in the field soon. I have been an educational designer in the Discipline of Pharmacology at the University of Sydney for 3 years having previously worked in education roles within the Sydney Medical School. I have a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences (Drugs and Human Health) and a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. Over the past 12 months I have been leading the development of an undergraduate Ethnopharmacology course – the first of its kind at my University. This course will be launching at the beginning of next month.