MEET THE TEAM
Kia Ora! My name is Tessa and I’m super excited to be the President of Rotaract Wellington this year. I am currently working as a relief teacher. I have a background in neuroscience and primary school teaching. I first joined Rotaract while I was studying in Dunedin back in 2016 and haven’t looked back. I have always valued giving back to others and helping out my community where I can. Rotaract has enabled me to form lifelong friendships, make connections with a range of local people and organisations and positively contribute to the communities I live in. I am thankful to have discovered Rotary International and grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of it.
Hi, I am Iona! After a few years in the workforce, I am now studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Information Systems and Management, with a minor in Data Science. I also have interests in international business – recently coming first place in a market immersion program in South East Asia – and have a passion for helping in the local community. When I am not working, I can often be found on one of Wellington’s wonderful walkways or tucked away in the corner of a café with a coffee.
I'm Hamish, a recent Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University graduate. Originally from Ngahinapouri, near Hamilton, I now call Wellington home. I first discovered in Rotaract in 2018 when I undertook a Rotary-sponsored research project ahead of the 2021 centenary of Rotary in New Zealand. Impressed by the role of Rotary in shaping the communities that we live in today, as well as the fellowship offered by club membership, I joined the Wellington Rotaract Club and have since become steadily more involved in club life. Rotaract is a force for positive change, and that's something definitely worth being a part of.