Resident Profile: Bec Cotton

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Interview by Amy Papasergio

My Name is Bec Cotton and I’m currently in my second year studying Natural Resource Management and Environmental Science. I love learning about the relationship between humans and the environment, as well as about terrestrial ecology.


I’m originally from Albany. I am now living on the top floor of the Banksia building where I have so many lovely neighbours. There is always something to do in Banksia and I love taking part in all the fun events and gatherings that happen there.

It surprised me how easy it is to socialise at college compared to university, as everyone gets along. I also love meeting all the new exchange students. I’m really looking forward to my study abroad in Argentina for a month, which will be taking place during the winter. I will get to learn about territorial studies and regional development.

I’m also the Community Engagement RA here at St Cat’s, for which I organise community events throughout the year and help people find volunteering projects to get involved in. I’m currently assisting Laure Law-Lin in the St Cat’s Bee Project. We’re planting native flora on the rooftop to encourage bees and other insect pollinators to visit. I also organise hikes around Perth for the Hiking Club and love to play soccer!

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