Kimberley Collins

Project Manager

Kimberley joined the Whirika team in 2021, to lead communications and engagement work for Predator Free Dunedin. Her role has since grown to include project management.

With a background in science communication and ecology, she is passionate about telling conservation stories that motivate people to do good and make change.

Kimberley first discovered a passion for conservation when she was a student at Waikato University, completing her undergraduate degree in biological sciences with a focus on behavioural ecology and conservation. She found herself doing a lot of voluntary work to gain experience, which led to stints at Maungatautari Ecosanctuary and on Maud and Codfish Islands, working with kākā and kākāpō.

After completing a Master’s in Science Communication with distinction, she went on to work at Zealandia Ecosanctuary, Forest & Bird, and the Department of Conservation’s Million Dollar Mouse programme on the Antipodes Islands.

She believes communication is critical for conservation and community-based work and that it should be integrated in a strategic way.

Kimberley is a photographer, videography and website whizz. Fronting a campaign is not a problem.