Name: Alana-Jayne Moore
Nicknames: Lans, Lani, Lana, AJ
Where are you from: I came here after living on Cocos (Keeling) Islands for a few years.
Previous seasons? This is my first season… of a few, I hope.
Job title: Senior Meteorological Officer
Describe your role in two sentences: Cloud watching, admin and managing rosters.
What did you do before you joined the AAD? Cloud watching, admin and managing rosters… in the tropics.
What is your favourite part of your job here at Macca? No one favourite thing, but if I had to pick it would be the ozone balloon releases.
If you were not a Meteorological Officer, what would be your dream job? Vineyard owner/operator. I’d live there - maybe in NZ or Europe - and have a little café attached.
How does this season at Macca compare to your previous seasons down south? Ask me after my 2nd trip..
What do you like to do in your spare time? Go for a walk or a trip somewhere, spend time watching the wildlife. If the weather is bad, I like baking biscuits for everyone.
What song sums up your Macca experience so far? Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder. Heard it a lot this year! Luckily, I love it.
What actor would play you in a film version of our 73st ANARE season here at Macca? Zooey Deschanel.
What is your favourite spot here at Macca and why? I haven’t been everywhere, but so far I’m quite partial to the beach at Bauer Bay. Beautiful scenery.
Favourite piece of Australian Antarctic Division kit? She-Wee. No comment.
What is your favourite book / movie (or both) and why?
Movie: Memoirs of a Geisha – Just loved the storyline. I’d love to go to Japan.
Book: A Long Walk Home by Judith Tebbutt. True story about her being kidnapped on holiday in Africa. Reminds you to never give up and keep going.
What is your typical 'Slushy FM' genre? Do you have a particular favourite? My music is anything I like the sound of, all mixed up and on shuffle. Eddie Vedder or Meg Mac probably the favourites.
Describe your Macca experience with: a sight, a smell, a sound, a feeling and a taste.
Sight – Penguins “hiding” behind the fence at the office. All I can see is their body, and no head. Always funny.
Smell – Seal wallows. Pungent.
Sound – King penguins calling.
Feeling – Hail or sand to the face in strong winds.
Taste – That first cucumber from hydroponics.
Do you have a favourite quote that you’d like to leave us with?
Jobs fill your pockets… Adventures fill your soul.