Meet Tara McAllister, a freshwater ecologist passionate about protecting water for future generations!
Tara is a 24-year-old Māori Ph.D. student at the University of Canterbury. She was born in Tokoroa but grew up in Whakatāne. Tara is passionate about water and protecting water for future generations. Her aim in life is to embody the whakataukī (Māori proverb) ko au te awa ko te awa ko au, which means I am the river the river is me.