Montana Coombes

Hey, my name is Montana and I am a second-year student studying a flexible double degree in Environment and Sustainability and Development Studies at ANU. I am passionate about global sustainable development, so being able to study this from both a scientific and humanitarian perspective is incredible.

On weekends if I’m not busy writing essays about tackling climate change and food security in sub-Saharan Africa, you could find me exploring ACT’s nature reserves, checking out the city’s top brunch spots with friends, op-shopping, taking trips to the coast, baking or reading quality literature.


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‘Same Veritas, More Lux’

As part of my Environment and Sustainability degree I had the privilege of studying ‘The Future of Food’ over the winter break at Yale University in the US.

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The science of Shiraz: soil sampling with the Environmental Science Field School

As part of the Environmental Science Field School offered by the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU, we recently went to the Clonakilla vineyard.

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What’s it like to study at Yale?

Over the ANU winter break, I took a course called ‘The Future of Food: Health, Environment and Law’ at Yale University through the IARU Global Summer Program.

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Science at the Snowies

If you’re studying at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, why should you take a field trip to Australia’s snow sports hotspot, the Snowy Mountains