Alannah Rickerby

Papanui High School 2008 - 2010
University of Canterbury 2011 - 2012
Studied for a bachelor of Science Biological Sciences (Genetics)
When the Board read Alannah's Personal Development Plan we felt that she would also benefit from having access to a computer at home so we presented one to her as well as Melanie.
Just as Alannah was about to begin university we had our earthquakes which disrupted the whole University of Canterbury campus. Alannah accepted a place at the University of Adelaide and we were able to help her with airfares and other costs so she could continue her studies. This adventure proved life changing. Alannah was hosted by a family that treated her as one of their own. She also had access to first class facilities at the university which helped her to determine her future career path. We have been able to support her to develop in to a confident young lady who is achieving her dream.
Allannah has now graduated and plans to go on to do a PhD overseas.

Alannah Rickerby