Kia ora! I joined VSA in February 2021 as Executive Coordinator and EA to the CEO. I provide office administrative support services for the Wellington office, manage CEO and Governance (VSA Council) relationships across the organisation and assist the implementation of strategies to achieve VSA's strategic and operational objectives. 

I hold a Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology and Public Policy (Victoria University) and a Masters in International Development (Massey University). Before joining VSA I worked at the Embassy of Brazil for eight years, and through my studies I had the opportunity to research the Cuban medical cooperation in Kiribati. I enjoy working in the development sector with like-minded people and in an organisation that contributes to meaningful and sustainable change in the Pacific.

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