Grace Clendon

With a BSc in Ecology and Biodiversity, Grace decided that a Master of Applied Statistics would help set her up for a career in conservation.

Master's candidate, Grace Clendon, stands in front of green vegetation at Kelburn campus

“I enjoyed my statistics courses in undergraduate study and the statistics I did in biology courses to analyse data. I love problem solving and finding practical solutions. The skills I’ve developed through this programme will be very useful in future employment. One day, I hope to work to improve sustainable resource use and to make a positive contribution to the world through the skills I’m learning now.”

Grace has been given the opportunity to help out undergraduate students with statistics, which she thoroughly enjoys. “It’s fantastic to get new perspectives and see how far I’ve come. I have also been involved with high school maths competitions, which was also a great experience.

“Wellington is easy to get around by walking and with public transport. There are a lot of parks and green spaces throughout the city, where I can enjoy nature and get away from city life and it’s close to good hiking areas. There are also a lot of sporting and cultural events and opportunities.”