NAME: LAURA BUCKTHOUGHT
ROLE: WATER QUALITY SCIENTIST
PATHWAY: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE; PHD (SOIL SCIENCE)
Laura's pathway was an interesting one. After graduating from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science, she worked as an environmental consultant for two years. “During this time I realised my true interest was scientific research, so I undertook a PhD in soil science which got me back to my passion for applied research.”
Laura’s love of research helped land her ideal job, a scientist position within Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit.