School: Waiuku College
University: University of Waikato, Year 4, 2022
Degree: Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours)
Despite having never worked or grown up on a farm, I am extremely passionate about the New Zealand agricultural sector. Living on a dairy farm post-high school opened my eyes to the sheer complexity of dairy farms and the industry itself.
Now, heading into my final year year of a management degree at the University of Waikato, I am more eager than ever to apply the knowledge I have learnt within the dairy sector. I am extremely passionate about both the on-farm and supporting areas of the dairy sector. I aspire toward a career where I am responsible for the extension of information to farmers and promotion of the dairy sector.
An internship at Fonterra Farm Source over the summer of 2020 cemented that Aotearoa’s dairy sector is where I belong. My goal is to have a career supporting those in on-farm roles to make informed decisions, so they achieve their personal and business goals.
For now, I am focused on broadening my knowledge through my studies, continued involvement in New Zealand Young Farmers, my role as the student representative for NZIPIM’s Waikato branch and further professional experience.