Katie Wilson is in her final year of a conjoint degree with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science, specialising in Stormwater and Coastal engineering and majoring in Geophysics and Environmental Science at the University of Auckland. She aspires to follow a career path that integrates the fields of science and engineering to promote sustainable engineering, and as such is well placed at Morphum.

Growing up on the coast, Katie has spent her entire life swimming, surfing, diving and surf lifeguarding, and because of this has a deep love for the ocean. Surf Life Saving has taken Katie to Australia, Japan and France to compete internationally for New Zealand. In her spare time, Katie likes to surf, hike, kayak and play the saxophone.

Managing two degrees, work and sport mean that Katie has well developed time management skills, determination and good communication.

Specialisations

  • Engineering Design
  • Borehole/hand auger logging (gINT)
  • R statistical analysis, especially time series modelling
  • Eureqa genetic programming (machine learning algorithm)

Research

  • Engineering Honours Project, University of Auckland, Application of Genetic Programming in Modelling Coastal Erosion