WAFIC Staff Updates: We Welcome Katrina and Farewell Megan
It is with great pleasure that we announce the newest addition to the WAFIC team, Katrina Venticinque. Growing up in rural NSW on a cattle and horse farm, Katrina has always had a strong connection and love for the outdoors. Moving to the Wheatbelt in Western Australia in 2015 proved a great start to her current career in administration – working for organisations that promote the sustainability of the agriculture industry. Katrina now brings this passion and knowledge over to the commercial fishing industry, in the role of Administration Officer. Katrina is currently studying a Bachelor of Business at Edith Cowan University, in Management and Marketing. She has a passion for travel, design, watching Netflix and spending time with her friends and family. She is looking forward to being an integral part of the WAFIC team.
This month we said farewell to former ICU and WAFIC staff member, Megan Cundy. Miss Cundy resided at the WAFIC office for 2+ years and become not only a friendly face but extremely knowledgeable about WA’s commercial fishing industries. The start of her new journey will see her working with a PhD student for 3-months (Feb-April) at the Curtin University Fish Ecology lab analysing the data of Galapagos Island reef fish and shark communities and their health. From there she will take a solo journey abroad where she will experience true wanderlust – exploring the world and discovering new cultures, cuisine, people and experiences through Central America and South America. While there, she will further develop her skills in marine science and fisheries knowledge as she plans to work and volunteer throughout her travels. On behalf of the team at WAFIC and all the sector bodies we wish Meg all the best for the next journey in her life.