Before standing for council in 2019, I worked as a lawyer - first in commercial law and later in community law.
I grew up in the Hamilton area, went to high school at Fairfield College and completed both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Waikato. After spending some time living and working up in Auckland, we realised just how much we love Hamilton and decided to move back home.
I now live in Hamilton West near the hospital with my husband and young son Leo, who just recently turned two. Outside of council work, we spend lots of time exploring the Hamilton lake playground, reading books, going for bike rides and taking trips to the library and zoo.
I have loved serving as a West Ward councillor over the last three years. It has been a real privilege to get to know and work alongside our communities and the people who give so much of their time to making our city a better place.
I'm particularly passionate about tackling inter-generational challenges like climate change (you might still remember a court case taken by a law student a few years back!) and ensuring we build a sustainable future for our next generation.