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"my favourite parts of my role are maintaining relationships with customers, studying global markets and travelling the world."- wool exporter

Laura Buckthought

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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.

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