School: Matamata College
Degree: Bachelor of Science, double major in Environmental Science and Agribusiness
University: University of Waikato, 2015-2017
Current employment: Policy Analyst, Science Policy, Ministry for Primary Industries.
Job description: As a policy analyst in Science Policy at MPI, my work features a lot of analysis and review, and fundamentally, contributes to advice. While my work is often incredibly varied, at the moment, my focus is largely in the Mycoplasma bovis space, including supporting the Strategic Science Advisory Group and implementing the M. bovis Science Plan.
Comments on the scholarship: The scholarship was a great way to help me develop a better understanding of the dairy industry, to facilitate relationships within the primary sector, and to gain a real appreciation for the agri-environmental being undertaken – all of which contributed to determining and enhancing my interest in agricultural and environmental policy.
Future plans: Alongside working at MPI, I’m studying a Master in Public Policy part time at Victoria University.
Scholarship recipient: 2 years