Dr Mara Wolkenhauer

Originally from Germany, and after 17 years living in Australia, Mara moved to Aotearoa 10 years ago. With a background in marine biology, waterway health and science translation, Mara worked for organisations such as CSIRO, the University of Queensland and Healthy Waterways (Brisbane). Since moving to Dunedin, she has worked for the University of Otago, DOC and now MBIE as a Business Development Manager, Science Investment Advisor and Principal Policy Advisor. Mara has a deep interest in strategic governance and environmental education to support our tamariki. With a PhD in Science and an MBA, Mara offers a diverse set of expertise to support WAI Wānaka and the wider community. A positive, humorous and creative person, Mara excels when working with and for people. Her values are: honesty, integrity, equality and happiness.