Born and raised in Peniel near Carmarthen, I attended Ysgol Y Dderwen Primary School before moving onto Bro Myrddin comprehensive School. In 2010, I began a Physical Geography degree at Aberystwyth University before graduating in July 2013. University has given me endless opportunities and allowed me to travel widely and experience different weather, climates, landforms and natural environments. I have been fortunate in undertaking field-work in some of the most beautiful places on earth, such as the Southern Alps of New Zealand, and consider myself lucky to have been taught by some of the scientists who are at the forefront of their specified field, and that have worked in some of earth’s harshest environments including the Arctic and Antarctic.
In 2011 as part of my degree course, my work experience was based with the S4C Weather team. The opportunity arose this year to present the Weather and in October 2013 my first bulletin was broadcasted. I thoroughly enjoy the work, and I’m very pleased and proud.
However, in conjunction with presenting the Weather, I am also studying for a Masters degree in Glaciology; a programme that introduces a whole new set of ideas, challenges and experiences. Here, along with studying glaciological processes and landforms, the link between climate and ice masses and the effect of receding glaciers on the environment and humans is addressed – something that was monitored on a recent field-visit to the Eastern Swiss Alps.
When not presenting the Weather or studying, viewing or playing sports is a big part of my life along with socialising now and again after a busy week!