Carolina Lizarralde is currently studying for her PhD degree in the field of Soil Science at Lincoln University. Professors Richard McDowell, Leo Condron and Dr. Jeff Brown are supervising this research.
“I was born in Montevideo, the capital city from Uruguay. However, most of my childhood holidays were spent on my family’s farm and I always looked forward to go there. I enjoyed being in direct contact with nature, and from a young age I loved learning everything I could about farming systems. So, I decided to do a Bachelor in Agriculture and afterwards a Master in Animal Science, both of them from the School of Agriculture, University of Uruguay. Once I finished my studies I started working on a research institute, also in Uruguay, as an assistant researcher on water quality. I found this topic really interesting and my desire to keep on learning motivates me to do my PhD.
My PhD project is about “Methods to mitigate the water quality impact from high phosphorus soils receiving dairy factory wastewater”. I am finding this project very interesting and challenging. “