Georgie has spent four years teaching in various tertiary institutions and is currently Learning Advisor Pasifika, Learning Services at Ara Institute of Canterbury. She also mentors Pasifika high school and tertiary students through Ara and Pasifika PowerUp. A self-described story-teller with a Law degree and Masters in English Literature, Georgie also holds tertiary certificates in Digital Media, Publishing and Adult Learning.Born and raised in Christchurch, Georgie is of proud Tongan and Palangi heritage. She studied in Dunedin and undertook postgraduate study in Boulder, Colorado for two years on a Fulbright Scholarship. During her time in America she spent a month on a solo bike tour traveling from Boulder to San Francisco, California. She is a keen outdoor person who enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and recreational watersports. Georgie regularly plays tennis and disc golf, and enjoys skiing and snowboarding each winter.