Deryn Hardie Boys has taken on the VSA Alumni Coordinator role. Her background is in education and she has been an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher in the English Language Institute at Victoria University during the past twenty years. In her most recent role, she coordinated the English Language Teaching for Officials Programme (ELTO), a NZ Aid programme which aims to build the capacity of government officials from countries in South East Asia.
Deryn has lived and taught in Japan and Vietnam and travelled widely in Asia, Europe and the Pacific. She is passionate about the environment and has done voluntary work in both the education and conservation sectors.
Deryn is really pleased to be working for an organization that has values she believes in and looks forward to working with VSA alumni and alongside other VSA staff.