I am an atmospheric scientist working in Alexandra, Central Otago. My latest research investigates how the severity and likelihood of extreme weather events in New Zealand are impacted by human-made climate change. I am leading the exciting 'Extreme Weather Event Real-time Attribution Machine' (EWERAM) project on which I am collaborating with national and international experts. Within my seven years of experience I have worked in New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and on the Pacific Island of Palau. The surprisingly diverse opportunity for international exchange stimulates me and enhances my professional and individual development.