Kia ora, I began working at VSA in February 2021 after moving from Auckland to take up a position as Operations Support Coordinator. In November 2021, I was promoted to Operations Advisor and work as part of the Operations Team and broader Volunteer and Employment Engagement Team (V&EE]).

I am currently responsible for supporting the Operations Team alongside volunteer operations and logistics across all of our programme countries. I’m passionate about international development and supporting our neighbouring communities across the Pacific region.

Before joining VSA, I worked in the International Education sector for several years. I have also worked for a student union, in the humanitarian and tourism sectors and in the 2020 national election. I hold a Bachelor of Communication Studies from AUT and a Masters in International Relations from NMBU in Norway.

 

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