Dr Adele Whyte – Scientist
‘He aha te mea nui o te ao?’
What I do
Director of Fisheries and Environment for Ngāti Kahungunu.
Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics, Molecular Biology and Ecology; a Master of Science majoring in Molecular Biology; and a PhD in Molecular Biology. I studied at Victoria Uni.
Take some time for yourself. It’s okay to have a day off every now and then. Make sure you get enough sleep!
It turns out my dream job is what I do now, working for my iwi. It’s both challenging and rewarding. I’m home in the Bay surrounded by my whānau. What more could anyone want!?
I really admire …
The commitment and passion of my work colleagues. When you work for the iwi, it is a 24-seven all-consuming job. Too much, the NKII staff!