Friday 18 September 2020 9:34am
Congratulations to the following alumni who are recipients of the University of Otago’s inaugural Young Alumni Awards; 20Twenties. The 20Twenties recognise the outstanding achievements of some of our newest graduates, and highlight their exceptional successes and qualities.
We would also like to thank the many people who took the time to nominate young alumni from the University for these awards. From the nominations it is clear to see that University of Otago’s young alumni are making a huge difference in their own communities, nationally and on the international stage. Please see the full list below. Full profiles of each will feature on our website later in the year.
In recognition of leadership, mentorship of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and of his higher studies.
For her contribution to creative and ethical video game development.
In recognition of his leadership as Kaiāwhina Māori, mentorship of younger students and of pursuing higher studies.
In recognition of extensive leadership and volunteer work.
For her contribution to the field of digital technologies and their security implications.
For her contribution to climate change initiatives and in recognition of her leadership.
For his contribution to child and youth development.
In recognition of his leadership of climate change initiatives.
In recognition of her success as a comedian, actor, improviser, and writer.
In recognition of her extensive volunteer and leadership work.
For her contribution to space research.
For her contribution to science communication.
In recognition of scientific curiosity for the betterment of the community.
In recognition of her entrepreneurial spirit to better the environment.
In recognition of leadership and volunteer work in the health sector.
For his contribution to health and well-being through leadership and innovation of nutrition programmes.
In recognition of leadership in a non-profit organisation that benefits education projects.
In recognition of research work in response to Covid-19.
In recognition of research into aquatic health for the betterment of community health and for her commitment to mentoring.
In recognition of success as a performer and for commitment to rangatahi.