Class of: 2006
School: James Cook High School
Scholarship Partner: Westpac Banking Corporation
At school Eileen was noted by her Principal as "an outstanding all-round achiever and leader, who thrives on a challenge and pushes herself to excel in all undertakings." Coming 1st in Yr 11 Art, Human Biology and Mathematics meant that she was also awarded the Weller Memorial Trophy for Top Yr 11 Student.
On being selected for a First Foundation scholarship, Geoff Officer, General Manager of People and Performance at Westpac said of this excellent student: "She will be a great asset to Westpac as she has the traits of someone who aspires to achieve great things in life."
Eileen's passion for tertiary study and a career in either Biological Sciences or Animal Welfare led her to study at The University of Auckland towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology (Biological Sciences). She graduated in 2011 and has gone onto complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Biosecurity and Conservation) with Merit in 2012 and a Masters in Science with First Class Honours in 2013.
Eileen is currently working at the Ministry for Primary Industries as a Quarantine Inspector.