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As a confident and enthusiastic Marine Science Graduate I am very motivated to continue with a career I am very passionate about. I have always felt very comfortable communicating with others clearly and professionally while being able to work independently but also as part of a team. I enjoy challenges and have a very high work ethic where I strive to achieve goals on time and to the to the highest standard while always having patience for others and attention to detail.

Work experience

Aug 2015Present

Trade Assistant


Assisting contractor with wharf repairs associated with Prime Port, Timaru

Assisting with formwork and concrete pours

Jan 2014Mar 2015

Research Assistant

University of Otago New Zealand Marine Studies Centre

Collecting and handling marine organisms, including in field sampling Using epi-fluorescence to analyze bacteria under microscope. Using dissolved O2 probe and spectroflurometer. Working in biological laboratory prepping an analyzing microbes from sub-Antarctic waters.

Jan 2013Mar 2015


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre University of Otago

Mentoring gifted and talented children to carry out group experiments revolving around marine systems. Running shore based activities for primary school children. Setting up aquarium tanks to undertake long term experiments. Teaching NCEA Level 3 biology practical investigations for year 13 students

Jul 2012Mar 2015


University of Otago

Demonstrator of first year‘ Global Marine Systems' marine science paper and first year' Animal Biology' paper. Explaining and making clear ideas and aiding in practical experiments/dissections.

Jun 2013Mar 2015


Product Placements Ltd. University of Otago

In store demonstrations of various products. Product Sampling. Customer Service. Setting up in-store stations

Mar 2014Mar 2014

Research Assistant

Dragonfly Ltd

Contract work to complete beach surveys on NZ southland beaches to estimate Toheroa shellfish abundances and densities. Laying transects, digging quadrates.

Nov 2012Oct 2013


University of Otago
Educator at Science Wananga held in Te Araroa and Picton NZ Teaching Maori students about the biology of marine invertebrates and how ocean acidification affects marine organism




University of otago

Masters in Marine Science with Distinction



University of Otago

Postgraduate Diploma in Marine science



University of Otago

Majoring in Zoology, Minor in Marine Science


Timaru Girls High School

Timaru Girls High

NCEA Level 3, UE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Statistics and Calculus