Ko Alice tooko ingoa
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Alice is a planning consultant at GMD Consultants. She has a background in law, policy and environmental advocacy, and joined the team in April 2021. Alice is keen to apply her knowledge to a more planning-orientated role with GMD, and further develop her skillset to realise positive change for the environment.
Alice holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, minoring in Spanish, from the University of Otago. During her studies, Alice focused on environmental law and Maaori legal issues. She was actively involved with the Pacific Islands Centre holding roles including tutoring, supervising, providing cultural advice, and facilitating relationships.
While at university, Alice was part of the executive team of the Pacific Island Law Students Association and enjoyed being a UniCrew volunteer, where she gained experience in event planning and management. She was also involved with UN Youth, and she was an award-winning mooter.
Before starting work at GMD, Alice completed an internship with the Dunedin City Council’s policy team, investigating ways the Council can offset their emissions, and support local businesses to do the same. She has also worked for K’aute Pasifika drafting and reviewing cultural and operational policy.
She has also summer clerked with a law firm specialising in Maaori land law, and later with an immigration law firm. Alice most recently worked with Go Eco (Waikato Environment Centre) advocating for environmental issues with local councils, promoting cycling as an alternative transport mode, and developing internal policy.
Alice has recently completed an introductory course in Te Reo Maaori through the Fraser Adult and Community Education, and an introduction to Fijian Language and Culture through the Pasifika Education Centre. She is excited to continue these language and culture journeys. Alice is an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the high court of New Zealand, and she regularly volunteers as a caseworker at Community Law Waikato.
In her spare time, Alice is a massive nerd who plays video games, watches superhero movies and cosplays. She is a keen gardener, likes arts and crafts, and loves her cats.
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