2019 Nyrstar/Playford Trust Scholarship
I am entering my fourth year of a double degree in chemical engineering and finance at the University of Adelaide. What I really enjoy about this combination of degrees is that I get a great insight into the key value drivers of processing companies and I can make informed decisions that will affect their bottom line.
During my work with Nyrstar, I spent time at various processing plants at the Port Pirie lead smelter. I discovered that the metals processing industry is certainly for me. I have learned a lot about applying my knowledge from the classroom, and I have been taught a lot about seeking buy-in from all levels of the company.
This year, I will undertake my Honours project in which I plan to partner with a metals processing company to gain more experience.