I'm a writer, researcher and business analyst based between Canberra, Australia and Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). I am an LGBTQIA+ advocate and Christian of Samoan and Filipino heritage.
In 2014, I left my career as a business analyst with the Australian Commonwealth Public Service to move closer to family, and invest time in my creative career. This led me to the Auckland University of Technology, where I studied the development of indigenous Samoan storytelling principles (specifically, fāgogo) in digital media of Aotearoa, and graduated with a Masters of Creative Technologies.
As a business analyst, my key interests are business process improvement and strategic planning.
I'm strongly committed to the ongoing development of Pacific Island youth in their academic and professional achievements, mentoring, tutoring and supporting initiatives for their development.
My creative and research interests are closely aligned: world building and experimenting with ways to tell immersive, interactive stories across a range of media platforms appropriate to their narrative and audiences. Stories that allow different types of audiences to engage in different ways, or to approach and understand a narrative from different angles for a richer perspective otherwise unavailable from a singular experience of traditional forms of media.
I'm always looking for fellow researchers, collaborators or storytellers in these spaces, even if you just want to shoot the breeze and get excited with someone about the possibilities, get in contact with me!