From local comedian to international space law expert…Otago alumni take their place in the world.
Greg Rawson is a Master of Teaching and Learning alumnus, now working as a Year 3 teacher at St Heliers School in Auckland. He says that making the move from international business and a recruitment career in Hong Kong was worthwhile.
Travelling to exotic locations with an international rally motorsport team may sound like a life of glamour, but Otago alumna Katie Lane says it’s not only the drivers that need focus and “grit” to stay ahead of the competition.
Kit Macgillivray majored in Plant Ecology at Otago, and since then he has gone on to success with his Sydney-based company Lucity Studio.
International Space law is Maria Pozza’s passion. As an Otago International Studies alumna, Maria specialised in space law, and completed her PhD on international law and policy in outer space, working in both Faculty of Law and the Department of Politics.
Mark Orton knows the theory and practice of working in the media. An alumnus of both Film and Media Studies and the Postgraduate Diploma of Science Communication, he’s learned about the history of filmmaking, and how to make films for a TV audience.
Nadeha works at the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus - the only international branch campus of Swinburne Australia in Melbourne.
It's been a year of highs for Otago medical alumnus Sam Hazledine - he's had the Declaration of Geneva amended and released a book on doctor burnout - but it's often been the "lows" which have been his biggest motivators...
Sian O’ Gorman knows the link between Doc Martens, style, and music. Graduating from Otago with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in Design Studies and a Bachelor of Music (Performance), Sian is now part of the Dr. Martens Global Marketing Team in London, where she helps to coordinate and produce all of the in-house creative work.
New Zealand cricketer and Otago alumna Suzie Bates has had a good year; at the 2016 ASB Otago Sports Awards in May she took top honours in the NZME Sportswoman of the Year category.