School: Craighead Diocesan School
Tertiary: Lincoln University, 2012-2016
Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Management and Planning, Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours
Current employment: Agriculture and Resources Economist with The Agribusiness Group
Job description: I assist farmers to achieve a viable balance between profitability and environment sustainability. On a day-to-day basis, this includes assisting with farm financial budgets, preparing evidence for regional council hearings, overseer budgeting and farm environmental plans.
Comments on the scholarship: “I cannot thank DairyNZ enough, not just for the financial support but also the great mentoring. Working for DairyNZ as a summer internship gave me the confidence to change to a management related dissertation topic. It was also hugely beneficial when we got together to meet the other scholars and listen to some inspirational speakers.”
Future plans: “I would potentially look at farm management/ownership in the next 10 years, but for now I want to use my knowledge gained from university and keep learning at work.”
Scholarship recipient: 4 years