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Sonya Olykan


Organic College Tutor and Technician

Location:  BHU Building, Hort Research Area, Lincoln University.

Phone: 64 3 325 3684

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Academic and Professional Background: B.Hort.Sci. (Hons), PhD, Dip Teaching

I studied horticulture at Lincoln University in the 1980’s and subsequently did a PhD in the Soils Department there looking at nutrition issues of radiata pine.  I then worked as a scientist at the CRI Forest Research (now called Scion) in the area of forest sustainability for 11 years. I retrained as a teacher and was a relief teacher at a local high school for 6 years. I started at the BHU in 2012 as a part-time technician and have also taken on the roles of Year 1 Garden Manager and Vermiculture tutor.