Rebecca joined the third form at St Peter’s College in 2003 from Riversdale School and in the next five years made many good friends at school. Always keen on athletics, she went on to represent the school in field sports. In the classroom she was particularly interested in geography and biology and gained great encouragement from Mrs Sally Robertson, her geography teacher. These early interests lead on to her career choice of working in the environment field.
Having gained a sports scholarship to Lincoln University, Rebecca studied environmental management and planning and now works for BTW South, a private consultancy company based in Cromwell. Here she is getting broad experience of project management dealing with environmental issues i.e. dairy conversions, mine compliance and community water schemes.
She has kept up her interest in track events, running the 400 metres for Southland and is a member of Gore Athletics Club.
She hasn’t followed in her brothers’ footsteps, working abroad yet, but has taken part in running events in Australia.