Nichole Barry is an avid researcher at the University of Melbourne in the field of observational cosmology and radio science. She specialises in observations of the early Universe during a time period called the Epoch of Reionisation, which marks the birth of the first stars and galaxies. This exciting time period could reveal clues to the origins of dark matter, dark energy, and even exotic models. Nichole was recently granted a Forrest Fellowship to continue her efforts in uniting the knowledge from Australia, the United States, and the Netherlands in order to measure this elusive time period. She grew up on the west coast of the United States, and enjoys experiencing the wild nature of Australia.