Scarlett received a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of West Florida in the US and her Masters and PhD in Biological Oceanography from the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel (GEOMAR) in Germany.
Since 2017 she has been working on the implications of the Nagoya Protocol on academic research at Kiel University. Since 2019 she is officially the Nagoya Protocol compliance officer at the University and developed the NP University website, has offered countless awareness raising seminars and modified the MTA for Nagoya relevant material.
She is also currently working as part of a Horizon 2020 project (EVA-GLOBAL) developing and implementing a compliance strategy for a virus archive collection with international partners. She is also actively involved in various projects at a national and international level dealing with the current negotiations on digital sequence information (DSI) for the upcoming conference of the parties (COP15).