Grace Clendon

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

Grace Clendon, looking away from the camera to something out of frame, stands in front of a set of outside steps at Kelburn campus with cabbage trees and flax behind.

“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.”

New perspectives

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.”

Ideal location

“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.”

You can find out more about this programme by visiting the Master of Applied Statistics programme page.