Nō Airangi ōku tīpuna,
He Tangata Tiriti au,
I whānau mai au ki Tamakimakaurau,
I pakeke mai au ki Te Waipounamu,
Kei Ōtautahi au e noho ana
Ko Sarah FitzPatrick tōku ingoa,
He kairangahau ahau.
I hail originally from rural South Auckland but then grew up on a dry stock farm in rural South Canterbury. I was educated in biochemistry and later completed my PhD in mechanical engineering, at the University of Canterbury. I now research bio-based materials, focusing on new materials from wool.
- Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury , 2021
- Bachelors with Honours, Chemistry, University of Canterbury , 2012