Why I’m running
The New Zealand that supported me to thrive as a 1.5 generation migrant unfortunately no longer exists. When Labour last left office, schools were well funded, access to healthcare was equitable and effective, and public transport was encouraged. I want to bring real representation because Botany deserves an MP who's present and accessible. The voice of the next generation also needs to be heard in parliament as we make decisions for the future and uphold equality in a post-Covid world.
I am a third-culture kid – meaning I grew up in a culture not the same of my parents, so I'm passionate about bringing a diversity of age, gender, ethnicity and background into governance boards. I sit on the board of Foundation North, APO and Youth Advisory Group of Philanthropy New Zealand which together with my legal background in employment and criminal law have deeply grounded me into the community and hope to create a better environment for NFP organisations to thrive.