Jacqui Edwards

Name Jacqui Edwards

Current Job Title Genetics Systems Analyst

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand

AWIS Role Dunedin Co-Convenor

Academic Background MAppSci (Science, Innovation and Enterprise), BA Hons (History), BSc (Zoology)

Area Of Science Agriculture, Genetics, DNA testing

My Story

I grew up in a small town in South, after leaving school I went to the University of Otago and completed a double degree in Science and Arts (Hons). I moved in to the agricultural science sector (more specifically genetics) when I joined Genomnz (AgResearch’s commercial DNA testing lab) in 2014. While working full time at Genomnz, I studied for my Masters in Applied Science, (Science, Innovation and Enterprise), graduating in 2016. And in 2018 I moved to Beef + Lamb NZ Genetics where I remain today.

Extra Curricular

Kickboxing (for fitness), anything animals (I have a ginger cat called Simba and a black Labrador called Baxter)

Favourite Book

Anything by Harlan Coben

Favourite Movie

Harry Potter series and anything Christmas related