Currently at work with the OECD in Paris is 2008 BSc First Class Honours graduate, Hannah Leckie, who is a Policy Analyst in the Division of Climate, Biodiversity and Water, in the OECD’s Environment Directorate. Hannah is a former Deputy Head Girl at Kaiapoi High School.
The road from Kaiapoi High School to Lincoln University to Paris had an exciting twist in it for Hannah when she fulfilled a personal ambition to do her master’s degree at Oxford University. With funding support from various scholarships and other sources, including a Lincoln University Foundation Award, Hannah took herself off to Oxford and over 2013-2014 successfully completed a MSc in water science, policy and management, at the School of Geography and the Environment. Hannah’s dissertation topic was modelling microbial pollution of the Thames River under current and future land use and climate change scenarios, as well as risk and mitigation options.
Between Lincoln University and Oxford, Hannah worked as an Environmental Scientist in Qatar for over 18 months, then briefly back in New Zealand as a Water Scientist and Policy Analyst for Plant and Food Research.