Simone is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) at Flinders University in South Australia, after completing an incredibly different degree in Animal Science at the University of Adelaide. She now writes poetry about meerkats.

But really, Simone knows what she’s doing. “I'm aiming to combine the two areas into a career in science writing  or science fiction writing.” Simone has loved her time at both universities in Adelaide. “ I love the creative and friendly atmosphere of uni and making new friends. Also, going to uni means taking advantage of the random free stuff.” Simone cites sausage sizzles and fairy floss are among her favourite free stuff, aside from free library books and knowledge.