I was born, and raised in Rotorua until I left for tertiary study and fell in love with Palmerston North. I completed my Masters in Biochemistry at Massey University. Other than a short 5 year stint in Auckland bottling wine and brewing beer, I have lived the majority of my adult life in Palmerston North and I have been with Agresearch for 8 years. I love food/environmental microbiology whether its working in the lab or on the farm taking samples. I live on 7 acres with my sons and husband.


  • Masters, Science, Massey University, 2010
  • Bachelors, Science, Massey University, 2007