Jody has always had a passion for aquatic sports and began freediving in 2010. A 15-time national record holder, she is the sole Australian to hold a world title in freediving. Following a Masters from the University of Adelaide, she was a recipient of the Faculty (Science) prize and a University Medal at Flinders University, where she is undertaking a PhD in mathematics and biophysics, holding multiple fellowships. In 2018, she was a visiting Fulbright Scholar in the laboratory of world renowned physicist Albert-László Barabási. Jody is currently collaborating with academics from Australia and the US on a study about underwater sports. She is the President of SA Freedivers and has had involvement in international technical committees for freediving regulations since 2014.