Katherine Cure is originally from Colombia and came to Western Australia five years ago with an interest in fish biogeography, macro-ecology, evolution and population connectivity, to undertake a PhD looking at the biogeography and ecology of baldchin groper Choerodon rubescens in a changing climate. She has been involved in research in Colombia, Belize, Costa Rica, Australia, Guam and the Philippines, and has also pursued alternative careers as a journalist, science communicator and naturalist. Kathy combines her passion for fish, science, art and people, and uses it for research, education and conservation. Her research interests include fish population dynamics and ecology, ecosystem health and the relationship between people and the sea. She is presently working for the Australian Institute of Marine Science as a Fish Ecologist and joins the ASFB Executive this year as the new Newsletter Editor.