Carolina Loch

Carolina Loch

Name Carolina Loch

Current Job Title Lecturer in Oral Biology

Organisation Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago

AWIS Role National Co-Convenor

Academic Background BSC in Biological Sciences, MSc in Zoology, PhD in Sciences (Palaeontology and Oral Biology)

Area Of Science Evolutionary biology and Oral Biology

My Story

I am an evolutionary biologist and moved to NZ from Brazil in 2010 to do my PhD at the University of Otago on the evolution of the dentition in dolphins and whales. Since 2017 I am a lecturer in Oral Biology at the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry. I am curious and passionate about people and culture, the natural world and teeth, of course. I am an advocate for ethnical diversity and increased women participation in the sciences.

Extra Curricular

Martial arts (Karate and Jiu-Jitsu), playing the guitar, foreign languages and cultures, teaching martial arts to disabled kids

Favourite Book

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Celestine Prophecy, Blindness

Favourite Movie

Into the Wild, Boyhood, Blue is the warmest color