Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biochemistry
When I was 4 years old I developed a permanent hearing loss due to illness. I want to analyse the biochemistry of the ear to see whether we can treat hearing loss at a molecular level rather than relying on assistive devices.
I grew up on the edge of Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere, which is renowned for poor environmental quality. So I became aware of how law can have an impact on the environment.
I’m a mentor for the Pasifika Development Team. At the moment, our main objective is to look after first year students – to help them out and be a face for them to talk to.
At first I was a little afraid I'd be the only older student, but there are actually plenty around. So I have people my age I can relate to. The younger students are interesting too. They’re flexible and easy going.
I’ve lived in Iceland and travelled through Greenland, now I’m at UC following my dream of doing science in Antarctica.
This term I’m interning with the Human Rights Commission. I’m doing research on the condition of migrant workers.
I’m studying law, political science and history. I find the connection between those three subjects particularly fascinating.