School: Inglewood High School
University: Lincoln University, 2016-2018
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
Current employment: Postgraduate Research Student at Massey University, 2019-2020
Job description: I have been awarded a DairyNZ Masters Scholarship to undertake a Master of Agriculture at Massey University. This scholarship allows me to undertake this study with the end goal of presenting a thesis that investigates and models the transition period of a dairy farm transitioning to autumn calving from spring calving.
DairyNZ scholarship benefits: The undergraduate scholarship was extremely helpful to me during my time at Lincoln University. Obviously the financial support was really great as it meant my student loan was reduced, providing more freedom for myself and my parents. On top of this, I found the support and networking opportunities hugely beneficial to my time at Lincoln. The scholarship provided a great starting point to meet new people. I personally enjoyed the dinners as there were always very interesting and influential people in the room speaking to us and there was always the opportunity to speak to them at the table over dinner. Through the scholarship I was made aware of a lot more events and career opportunities.
Future plans: Right now my future is based at Massey University and getting stuck in to postgraduate study. When I am finished I want to get involved in the agricultural professional world and start my career. Long term I want to help New Zealand farmers and push our sector to be better.