Jane Chrystal

My passions: Science. Farmers. Their animals. The environment. Family.

I have a photo of me with a toddler in a back carrier, I’m five months pregnant, standing by a cow in a cattle crush, recording data for my PhD. It sums up my life at that time – juggling.

My message: You can have a family and study at the same time. It doesn’t have to be an either-or situation.

It’s not impossible, it just requires:

  • a goal,
  • hard work,
  • determination,
  • a great support network, and
  • pushing through the tough times.

Remember: If it was easy everyone would do it.

Alan Dove