Emily McCarthy has just finished her first year at Victoria University studying Bachelor of Science majoring in cell and molecular bioscience, ecology and bio diversity and political science. She is also involved in monitoring and tagging penguins around Mount Maunganui to analyse their progress post the RENA disaster.
"The Blake DOC Award means that I get to immerse myself in the things I love: biology, conservation and the great outdoors. I am hoping to have a career in biology and conservation, so this gave me a perfect taste of what it would be like." Emily McCarthy