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Meet Alice Ewing, one of the Hear For You mentors

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​Alice Ewing currently works as an ecological consultant - primarily as a zoologist, at a private consulting company based in Preston. Alice had a passion to work with wildlife for as long as she can remember, and this has seen her from dreaming to be a vet to a park ranger then back to vet, and eventually, a zoologist. Alice says she has been lucky enough to achieve this dream, and through a variety of experiences, both paid and voluntary, she has seen and done so many things. Her experiences range from volunteering at Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Museum, and PhD students with all kinds of animals, to working on research ships in the Antarctic and in the North Pacific Ocean, and watching hundreds of thousands of shorebirds in remote North-western Australia as part of her further studies. Alice would love to share her experiences with you and help you on your path to achieving your own dreams too.

Alice realises that while you are still at school you don’t always get the opportunity to start on your own pathways to your desired career, but sometimes all it needs is a couple of contacts and a chance to network and get yourself out there to develop new skills and gain experience outside school. 

Alice knows from her own experience that it is sometimes harder to do this as a young deaf person setting out into the big “hearing” world, but she wants to tell you it’s not that scary and most people are happy to involve people who are keen! Alice is more than happy to help in any way she can, even if only to give encouragement or be there if you have any questions.