Anna Dawson

College: Newnham

Year of Study: 1st Year

Course: MPhil Education and Psychology

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand

Previous School: Rangi Ruru Girls School

Previous University: Stanford University


Why Education and Psychology?

In addition to my BA in Psychology, last year I worked for an Education Technology start up in San Francisco. This masters course at Cambridge gave me a great opportunity to combine those two passions of mine.

Why Cambridge?

When I think about Cambridge three words spring to mind: challenge, excitement and excellence – it is truly a one in a million experience. At Cambridge I can build upon my academic aspirations as well as achieving athletic greatness at the same time.

Beyond the boat..

I have played lots of different sports such as netball, basketball, swimming, hockey and athletics and when I am not rowing I love to visit museums and cafes with my friends.


I have been rowing since 2005 and am excited to become a member of CUWBC to join a group of girls who are driven and inspiring and who come from such diverse backgrounds.