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Sam Coggins

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Sam Coggins

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I'm an agriculture enthusiast dedicated to supporting farmers. I'm deeply upset by the impacts climate change is having on farming families and the hungry people that depend on them.

 

Through my Future Leaders Scholarship, I'm undertaking an interdisciplinary PhD dedicated to improving crop insurance for farmers at home and abroad. I'm passionate about bringing agricultural science into use and will excitedly undertake internships in Asia and an MIT design thinking course alongside the PhD.

 

My three main hobbies are composting, camping and trying in vain to stop my housemates from putting onion and citrus peel in our compost.

Skills & Expertise

  • Agriculture for international development
  • Human-centred design
  • Soil
  • Data science
  • Myanmar / Sri Lanka

"One thing most people would be surprised to know about me - I did a semester abroad in Sri Lanka and my eyes still water when eating moderately spicy food."


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