Working with children and especially youth has always been an interest of mine. I am an avid believer that youth need people outside of their family circle that they can look up to and connect with. I feel I am able to gain a real understanding and create a great rapport with people and especially youth from all walks of life.
Through my university education I have found a new interest in Pacific and Māori History and learning about wider range of Pacific Cultures. This then resulting in me in finding a new found passion for the revival and restoration of the peoples of the Pacific and Oceania in looking at the vast culture and history. I have created and delivered a presentation that addresses biculturalism through exploring ideas such as 'plastic island' culture and the concept of "edge-walking" which is a way of understanding multiple cultural understating and awareness.
Certificate of Professional Supervision in the Work Place
WelTec | 2018
Foundation Certificate in Youth Mentoring in New Zealand
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network | 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Pacific Studies & Media Studies
Victoria University of Wellington | 2013