Dr Rebecca Koss
Position: Senior Science Writer
University/Institute/Company: Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria
Dr Rebecca Koss has more than 17 years’ experience in environmental and conservation policy and science. In September 2017, she joined the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability as a Senior Science Writer. As a marine scientist, Rebecca brings to the role an impressive amount of knowledge from within the water industry in Victoria. She is currently writing the State of the Yarra and its Parklands report and elements of the State of the Environment report. She is also a board member of the Central Coastal Board, one of three regional coastal planning advisory bodies appointed by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. Rebecca has a reputation for her knowledge across environmental stewardship; environmental policy and strategy analysis and implementation; stakeholder relations; and temperate marine ecological surveying.
Rebecca has a PhD in Conservation and Environmental Management (Deakin University); a Bachelor of Science (Hons., Monash University). She is a 2017 Recipient of the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Leaders Program and received the Parcs Canada CEO Awards for Excellence in 2015 for her leadership in the IUCN WCPA World Parks Congress 2014