We have an incredible opportunity to create ecologically sustainable, fair and thriving human settlements through Green policy. I am particularly passionate about transportation policy, ecological economics and urban and regional planning, because they provide win-win solutions that affect social justice, ecological and economic sustainability.
Date & place of birth 17 December 1979, USA
Electorate Mt Roskill
Educational and vocational qualifications
- Bachelor of Arts, University of California BERKELEY (highest honors)
- International Certificate in Political Theory & Economics, Institut d'etudes politiques (Sciences Po), Paris. Sciences Po Scholarship; most coursework in French.
- Master of Planning Practice, University of Auckland (1st class). University of Auckland Masters Scholarship
Current occupations Green Party list Member of Parliament.
Previous occupations Urban planning consultant and internal environmental coordinator (2006-08) for Sinclair Knight Merz; Transportation Consultant for MRCagney (2008-2011); Political and media advisor for the Green Party in Parliament (2010-2011).
Policy Interests/Expertise Transportation; Urban Planning and Development; Economics; Resource Management Law; Housing
Hobbies & Interests I spend much of my free time swimming, cycling, running or participating in other outdoor sports and recreation. I enjoy snowboarding, scuba diving, yoga, tramping, cooking, painting, drawing, and growing food.