Field Ranger

After successfully juggling university study with abseiling expeditions for predator proof fencing and sea bird monitoring on the Otago coastline, Ripley graduated from Otago University with a BSc Majoring in Ecology.

Having subsequently completed work for DOC, primarily on the Hen and Chicken Islands Weeding Programme, she came across ZIP in the pursuit of gaining more experience within animal pest control and is thoroughly enjoying ZIP’s progressive approach to research and development within the sector.

In her spare time, Ripley is rather partial to chilling out to some good music, diving in the bay for a fish or two or exploring the wider back country of Nelson and Marlborough.