From Aotearoa New Zealand, she is now both a British and New Zealand citizen. From a working-class background, she was the first in her family to achieve the New Zealand equivalent of GCSE and study at university. She’s an LGBT+ role model at the University of Leeds and is passionate about increasing bivisibility in higher education. Outside of work she’s an active member of Queer Saltaire, a voluntary led local community for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Her Yogic Practice and lots of walking by water keeps her grounded and present.