Hiromi Beran

An enthusiastic, creative and analytical person, Hiromi is a scientist and a storyteller.  Growing up in Whangārei Heads surrounded by mountains and the sea sparked a love of the natural world, and she spent hours sailing, snorkelling, mountain climbing and devouring natural history books.

Her fascination with the ocean only continued to grow, alongside a love of languages and stories, and she is currently studying Marine Biology, Spanish, Creative Writing and Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington.  The fact that this degree combination is possible is a constant source of delight, as Hiromi’s career goal is to be a marine research scientist and author, exploring the whys of our oceans and sharing them with others, and promoting international research collaboration.

She is honoured to be selected as a BLAKE Ambassador and spend a month onboard NIWA’s Tangaroa, conducting research in the Sub-Antarctic.  Furthermore, inspiring excitement and curiosity in others about subjects she loves is what she enjoys most when mentoring and tutoring, and she is excited to do this on a larger scale through the ambassadorship’s scientific outreach.