Aidan Braid

Aidan has a deep passion for nature, which developed from his time spent exploring the great outdoors. Aidan is studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Botany and minoring in Ecology at the University of Otago. He has previously gained a Certificate in Arboriculture at Otago Polytechnic and worked for a year as a Utility Arborist. In 2016, Aidan travelled to the Sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands as part of the Young Blake Expedition. In the future, he hopes to combine his knowledge from these disciplines to make a positive difference. Aidan enjoys volunteering and trains as a member of the Dunedin Red Cross Disaster Welfare Support Team, along with facilitating a youth emergency preparedness program he was once a participant of. He is honoured and excited to be a Blake DOC Ambassador, and plans on making the absolute most out of his experience by learning all he can and assisting in every way possible