Lucy Davidson

University of Otago

Lucy is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Otago, completing a Bachelor of Science in geology and geography. From 2015-2019 she attended Otago Girls’ High School where she was a prefect and leader of the school’s environment group. In 2019, she led an application with the group for the Zayed Sustainability Prize focussed on making renewable energy accessible to young people within the Dunedin community. The school was selected as a finalist and in 2020 Lucy attended the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and World Future Energy Summit along with conjunctive forums in the UAE. Throughout high school Lucy was involved in citizen science projects including Healthy Harbour Watch which is run in conjunction with the University of Otago. She attended the Untouched World Foundation’s Waterwise held in Central Otago and from this went on to be chosen for the foundation’s Advanced Leadership Programme. Lucy has volunteered for DOC in the Mackenzie Basin monitoring native bird populations on the Godley River. In 2019, she was selected for the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Powering Potential programme. Most recently, Lucy was a virtual participant of AINSE’s 2020 Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School. Lucy in interested in pursuing a career in glaciology and using her passion for conservation and sustainability combined with her passion for the Earth Sciences to provide solutions for the future.

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