Grace Heron is currently a PhD student under Dr Kate Helmstedt researching complex data and Value of Information theory for smarter management of complex ecosystems. Grace was a Research Assistant to Dr Erin Peterson at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers. Recently graduated mathematics and engineering student from QUT. Grace took part in QUT's Vacation Research Experience Scheme at ACEMS researching new technologies for nature conservation. In particular using Virtual Reality for expert elicitation to model Koala presences and absences in South East Queensland. Grace hopes to further her knowledge in spatial statistics and programming to assist in further collaborative projects.