Life beyond Radford

Last updated 4.09.2017

Katy Buffinton ( Tomkins )

Class of 2007
OCCUPATION Education Officer
Lives Aranda, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Kurrajong
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Science
  • Masters, The Australian National University, Science Communication
Work history
  • Education Officer, Geoscience Australia, 2013-Present
  • Communications Officer
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What does life look for you now?

After finishing Radford I started a science degree at the ANU. I majored in Ecology & Evolution and Zoology. In my final year I did a half year project on bird communication and decided I didn't want to do honours. I started working in the Science department at ANU doing recruitment, communication and marketing. A year later I joined the Circus - the Shell Questacon Science Circus. I spent a year completing a Masters degree in science communication, with three months travelling Australia presenting science shows in schools. After finishing this I landed a job at Geoscience Australia (a Government department) doing education and events (including the annual Open Day). I have been at Geoscience Australia ever since.

During this time I also met my husband (who coincidentally also went to Radford, but was a few years ahead of me) and we have recently had a baby.

Where are you now?