Simin Rahmani received her Master of Environmental Biology from University of Wollongong (UOW) in 2018. She studied the pollution level from bushfire smoke plumes. After finishing her masters, she started working as a research assistant in UOW and Western Sydney University (WSU). During her research projects, she collected field data, did laboratory works and statistical analysis to examine effects of drought and fire on forest mortality and recovery. After that, she started her PhD in the field of fire ecology at WSU in 2021. Her research focuses on drought and fire integration and their effect on tree mortality and recruitment.