Samarla has worked in the natural resource management and environment sectors for around 20 years. At the moment she is working with a number of environment agencies around climate change and is especially passionate about Traditional Owner engagement and preservation of cultural heritage. If she gets a break in her busy schedule she likes to chill and watch Netflix. She was brought up with a strong connection to country and works in the environment space because she wishes to maintain that culture and pass it down to the next generation. She is particularly passionate about turtles, dugongs and wetlands.