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, a University Medal, and PhD under multiple fellowships at Flinders University, where she is now a research associate in applied mathematics. In 2018, she was a visiting Fulbright Scholar in the laboratory of world renowned physicist Albert-László Barabási. Jody is currently collaborating with academics worldwide on an underwater sports study. She is the President of SA Freedivers and has been involved in international technical committees for freediving regulations since 2014.