What did you study?
Bachelor of Arts — Māori and Political Science, University of Canterbury 2005
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) — Political Science, University of Canterbury 2006
Master of Science — Global Business & Finance, Georgetown University 2016
What does your role involve?
I am currently seconded in to the office of the Associate Minister for Trade & Export Growth and ensure smooth coordination between the Minister and the Ministry.
Did your career plans change as your studied?
I hadn’t heard of MFAT until I started Uni and I never thought I’d get in even after I graduated. But I knew I wanted to be involved in government and political things of some sort, and wanted to travel and learn languages and cultures — that sure came true!
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years’ time?
I hope to be leading a team of smart, hardworking, fun people making a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders, human kind and the planet.
Apply online for Graduate and Intermediate Policy Officer(external link) opportunities, or an Aorere(external link) or Vaka(external link) internship.