Making a positive difference

Alumni essay

Dr Jodie Ward, BSc (Hons) ’03, PhD ’07, discusses her path from a childhood fascination with zoology to leading the way in DNA identification for missing persons. Eva Medcalf reports.

After seeing the film Gorillas in the Mist as a child, Jodie Ward was inspired by the zoologist Dian Fossey to study a Bachelor of Science at ANU.