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
Foundation Certificate in Youth Mentoring in New Zealand
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
Bachelor of Arts in Pacific Studies & Media Studies
Victoria University of Wellington