Kararaina Te Puni

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Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Rangitāne o Manawatū, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Te Rangi

Bachelor of Science Chemistry (UoA)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chemistry (UoA)


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Kararaina was part of the second intake of Te Kūwaha Graduate Interns and has a background in chemistry, completing her BSc (honours) in Mechanochemistry at the University of Auckland in 2020. 
She is currently enrolled in a PhD at Victoria University where, alongside iwi, she is investigating the ability of native forests to sequester carbon as part of the CarbonWatch NZ project. 

Kararaina was recently awarded runner-up best student poster at the 2022 International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography. 

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