Experience

I am a young professional with a breadth of experience in environment and climate law, policy and action. I draw on my full range of New Zealand and International Experience, backed up by my academic qualifications, to provide integrated and accurate advice on all environment and climate matters. 

Experience 

I approach problems with a truly multi-disciplinary legal, scientific and policy approach which is reflected in my diverse work experience to date.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

  • Former Board member for the Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand
  • Former International Development Advisor at Antioquia Presente (Colombia)
  • Former National Administrator for Generation Zero 
  • Former Representative on the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education

Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs)

  • Former Secretariat member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth 
  • Sustainable Development Coordinator for the United Nations Youth Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Member of Alumni Steering Group – United Nations Youth Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Former Youth Advisor to the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Central Government 

  • Advisor to Oranga Tamariki
  • Policy Analyst in both the Climate Change and Resource Management Teams at the Ministry for the Environment 

Specialist Experience

  • Legal- Experience in the Resource Management and Litigation teams at Anderson Lloyd 
  • Scientific – Experience undertaking primary climate and atmospheric research as a Climate Ambassador at the National Institute on Water and Atmospheric Research

Academics

My academic background has sought to crystalise and complement my experience in a number of environmental and climate organisations and includes a: 

  • PhD in International Law- Victoria University of Wellington (2020-2023)
  • Masters of Laws in Environment, Energy and Natural Resources as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Colorado – Boulder (2020)
  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Victoria University of Wellington (2019)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Economics from the University of Otago (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy with minors in Development Studies and Business Law from Massey University (ongoing) 

Conferences and Engagements

Having travelled to over 50 countries, I am a firm believer that developing best practice comes from exposure to new environments and ideas. My global experience has spanned 5 continents and continues to develop: 

  • Oxford Global Shapers – 2020 – COVID 19 Hackathon
  • Talent at the UNLEASH 2019- Sustainable Development Innovation- Shenzhen, China
  • Attendee at the United Nations Civil Society Conference in 2019 – Salt Lake City, US
  • Speaker at the Triennial Youth Court Judges’ Conference 2019- Auckland, NZ
  • Speaker at Prime Minister’s Oranga Tamariki Awards 2018- Wellington, NZ
  • Attendee at the United Nations General Assembly 2018- New York, US
  • Presenter at the International Conference on Sustainable Development in 2018- New York, US
  • Attendee at the United Nations General Assembly 2017- New York, US
  • Head of Delegation to IUSY International Policy Conference in 2017- Albania
  • Head of Delegation to IUSY International Policy Conference in 2015- Armenia
  • Attendee at USY International Policy Conference in 2014- Malaysia
  • Delegate to Rio+20 conference on sustainability in 2012- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Awards 

Throughout my career I have been fortunate enough to receive the following accolades:

  • Fulbright Science and Innovation Scholar (2019)
  • 150th Alumni Heroes at the University of Otago (2019) 
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America (2019) 
  • Kiwibank Local Hero Award (2018)
  • Supreme Youth Leadership Award (2018) 
  • Summer Research Scholarship at University of Otago (2017)
  • Trustpower Supreme Youth Community Award (2013)
  • Dux of Kaikorai Valley College (2013)