Hannah Divehall

Department of Conservation

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Environmental Planning

Hannah is part of a team that works with the community to develop and create long term plans and strategies that set out management directions and future aspirations for public conservation land across New Zealand.

"While working to achieve the conservation aspirations of our communities and stakeholders, I get to play a part in looking after and enhancing some of New Zealand's most beautiful and precious environments and species."

Having always wanted to work for the Department of Conservation (DoC), Hannah was unaware of the variety of roles she could get into.

"Now in my second role at DoC, I feel very lucky to be working in a field that utilises my skills and passions perfectly."

Hannah chose to study at Waikato because she had heard that studying environmental planning at the University of Waikato offered flexibility and excellent staff expertise, and was proven to open up a lot of job opportunities.

"It has been extremely rewarding to get into a career where I am able to use all of the skills and knowledge that I attained throughout my degree at Waikato, in an area I am totally passionate about."

Hoping to continue her work in the conservation field in the future, Hannah would love to get involved in conservation work internationally, particularly in Antarctica.

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