Tamara Murdock was born and grew up in Geraldton in Western Australia and is a descendant of the Noongar and Yindjibarndi people. Also of Scottish and Japanese descent, Tamara graduated from Edith Cowan University with First Class Honours in a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) in 2011. She achieved a Distinction average in her degree. Tamara’s key achievements include her placement on the Edith Cowan University Dean’s List for 2011, being inducted as a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, and receiving the Yamatji Marlpa Corporation Values Award in 2013. Tamara participated in the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour in 2013. She is currently employed as the Project Coordinator (Research, Environment and Heritage Protection) for the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation in Geraldton, managing Indigenous Protected Area and Carbon Farming Initiative projects. Through post-graduate study, Tamara would like to develop a broader perspective and understanding of land management and the cultural, social, economic and political environments within which policy and management decisions are made. Tamara is undertaking the MPhil in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.