I have spent over 12 years in the higher education space from undergraduate student, graduate student, professional staff and now academic with a PhD in Education. I understand the hardships and road blocks that come as a Pasifika student and endeavour to make the transition for those following me a lot easier.
I have completed a variety of projects which can be found here and at the moment I am working to contribute to more in the future.
Pasifika & Higher Education
Currently the work and research that I do is based around improving opportunities and experiences for Pasifika and indigenous peoples in higher education. My past and present research has looked into either student or faculty experiences within Universities and how these impact on the student and work life.
I have been very fortunate to find be working on projects that tie directly to my research with my current projects ranging from my PhD on Pacific Women’s experiences working in higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand to growing capacity and capability for First Nations, Inuit and Metis research in Knowledge Makers and All My Relations in Canada. Throughout all my projects I have been explicit about my commitment to knowledge moblisation and ensuring that our communities can access our research free of charge.
Improving Indigenous Health & Education
During my time in Canada I have had the pleasure of meeting and engaging with amazing First Nations communities. I have been fortunate to have the opportunities to work on Knowledges Makers and All my relations with the aim of improving indigenous health and education. Over the years I have endeavoured to