The 2019 Hunter Environmental Institute Scholarship has been awarded to Lachlan McRae. The scholarship is worth $4000 and is awarded by a panel of academic and professional staff at the University of Newcastle, based on a student’s academic achievements and other factors.
Lachlan is a full time student in his final year of a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management. ‘I am a keen environmentalist who decided to move out of home and follow his dream back in 2016, which is when I moved to Newcastle to start my Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management degree”.
While completing his degree, Lachlan has been undertaking extensive and regular volunteer work as a research assistant. He has been working with a PhD student on a Green and Golden Bell Frog research project. In addition, he as volunteered as a survey assistant with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Upon completing his degree, Lachlan hopes to find work as an ecologist or GIS mapping officer, but is open minded about where an environmental career might take him.