Oass is part of the Melbourne-based technical team where she focuses on Greenhouse Gas Assessments (Carbon Footprints) and Climate Active emissions calculations.
Oass brings expertise in climate change policy, carbon accounting, environmental science, biodiversity conservation, scientific editing, and systematic review. Prior to joining Pangolin, she worked as an Independent Editor for Environmental Science, Renewable Technologies, and Sustainability at Cactus Communications. She reviewed manuscripts before publication in popular scientific journals whilst honing her science communication skills.
Oass holds a Master of Environmental Science from the Australian National University where she completed an in-depth study of the policies required to reinforce Australian carbon accounting and bring Australian climate action to par with its international economic counterparts. She also developed a keen interest in environmental consulting through her studies into biodiversity conservation which led to consulting work for the Lake Cowal Foundation. Oass prepared an ecological character description of the Lake to determine its candidacy as a Ramsar wetland. The Ramsar Convention (1971) was the first modern treaty between nations designed to conserve natural resources. Today one of Oass’ goals is to explore the possibilities for climate action and blue carbon coupled with precise carbon accounting.
During her university years Oass recognised the value of joining like-minded people; she served as the College of Science Officer for the Postgrad and Research Students’ Association (PARSA). She was also the Postgraduate Representative and Treasurer for ANU’s Biology Society where she shared her love for the natural world and its protection with fellow researchers.
Oass also holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours) in Biological Sciences from the Delhi University, New Delhi, India.