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Andrea Alfaro

Professor Andrea Alfaro is a Professor of Marine Ecology and Aquaculture at the Auckland University of Technology.

Science of Mussels

What do you do on an average work day?
Research, teaching and service

What did you study at school? And after high school?
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths.

Was your study directly related to what you do now?
Yes

What would you like to share with young women who are thinking about their career choices right now?
Follow your passion

What are some of your career highlights so far?
I lived in an underwater habitat for 6 days!

Why do you believe engaging in STEM – whether it’s working in the field, studying it or just educating one’s self around the issues – is important to New Zealand?
We have a unique perspective and history that we can share with the world.

Why is it important to have more women working in STEM?
A bright future for this world can only be achieved if we have a balanced contribution from women and men.

Professor Andrea C. Alfaro is a Professor of Marine Ecology and Aquaculture at the Auckland University of Technology. Watch her YouTube video on the Science of Mussels.

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