Katie Porter – Youth and education

Being a young person Katie has a good understanding and ability to relate to this demographic and has previously worked on projects that aim to encourage other young people to explore their interests in nature through the creation of videos for The University of Southampton. She is well connected to other young people that have similar interests and is keen to help spread education and aid in ensuring it is done in a way that makes it less exclusive.

Throughout her degree, she has developed a strong interest in the conservation of the New Forest, undertaking modules that are directly related to this. She is currently beginning a research project into fungi conservation in the New Forest.