Taleah Watego-Piggott

Indigenous Project Office
University of Queensland

Taleah is an indigenous project officer at the University of QLD, currently working on an arid zone monitoring project across Australia as well as helping with data management for the hub. 

Taleah graduated with a bachelor of science majoring in Wildlife Biology and is continuing to learn whilst working along-side the hub. She has previously worked for the Department of Environment and Science, focusing on the conservation of koalas and public awareness around the species, as well as looking after 6 resident koalas at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. She also has experience as a graduate ecologist.

Taleah has a strong passion for ecology and wildlife with particular interest in threatened species conservation. She is also dedicated to getting younger generations involved, particularly indigenous, to learn how to conserve our unique ecosystems and wildlife, before it is too late.

Taleah is a Bundjalung woman whose family originates from Byron Bay, particularly around Wategos beach. She grew up in Brisbane and still resides there.