Tish is currently finishing up her studies at the University of Waikato and plans to complete a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Environmental Planning in June 2022. During her studies, she has focussed on Environmental Law, Maori Land Law and Resource Management. Policy Planning has been a big focus in the Environmental Planning field.
While at University, Tish has been part of the Waikato University Law Students Association, running negotiation, mooting, client interviewing and witness examination competitions. Through the association, she gained experience in organising events and engaging in professional relationships. She worked collaboratively with other committee members to organise and run social events, a mentoring evening, and other learning opportunities.
As part of her role at GMD, Tish has been processing land use applications on behalf of Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency. This involves providing planning recommendations that best protect and maintain the integrity of the transport network around the North Island.
In her spare time, Tish enjoys hiking, nature walks and travelling.