School: Hamilton Girls' High School
Degree: Bachelor of Agriscience (Agriculture)
University: Massey University, 2015-2018
Current employment: Consulting Officer, DairyNZ
Job description: In my role as DairyNZ consulting officer I provide advice to farmers.
DairyNZ scholarship benefits: The DairyNZ scholarship provided me with an important support system throughout university. I received mentoring which helped me take the right avenues to achieve my goals as well as the opportunity to network at DairyNZ events with rural professionals, academics and farmers. These events were a pathway for future engagements with guests whether it be in the form of advice, employment or other opportunities, as well as simply ‘getting your name out there’ in the industry.
Future plans: I am still learning as much as I can from the other COs, researchers and developers based at the DairyNZ Lincoln office to work in my own area as a Consulting Officer. I hope to build strong relationships with the farmers in my area and increase engagement whilst continuing to learn and develop my skill set. Long-term, I hope to have a career which can work alongside my goal of having on-farm involvement.