I thought I should probably introduce myself!
I’m a postgraduate student at University and am studying geography. I started off studying political science (mostly Middle Eastern) and history, but after a year of that decided Geography was the path I wanted to go down. Most of my undergrad studies revolved around physical geography, resource management, a sprinkling of human geography, and a couple of geography and health papers. As a postgrad I’ve been doing a lot of research into transportation and health, mostly using GIS (Using computers to analyse and model geographic phenomena). My main interest is in transport, specifically alternative transport, but I am also interested in health research, and sustainable development.
I currently work part time for the Department of Conservation (The national organisation responsible for the environment here) and getting an insight into how a government conservation organisation works.
When I’m not working in some form, I usually try and get into the hills, and do as much tramping (hiking) and mountain biking as possible. Other than that I try and practice what I study by leading the most sustainable lifestyle that I can. It’s not always perfect, but if you actually believe in sustainability then it’s worth a go at least.