Class of 2002
School: Birkenhead College
Scholarship Partner: Warehouse Stationery Ltd
Achieving outstanding School Certificate results gave Natalie the confidence to pursue her goal of studying Law at University. Natalie went on to graduate from The University of Auckland in 2009 with conjoint degrees in Science and Law majoring in Geography and Environmental Science.
Work experience at Warehouse Stationery provided Natalie with an incredible set of transferable skills in customer service and her rich relationship with Mentor Lisa Carbines informs her desire to now be a mentor for others.
Natalie is passionate about being a contributing New Zealander. She states, "I think it's very important to give back to the community and as a lawyer to stay in touch with the communities you are serving." One way that Natalie is outworking this is through her long standing position as a Board member for Birkdale Intermediate School- she is currently Board Chair . Natalie was proudly admitted to the Bar in September 2009 and works for Auckland Law firm Kensington Swan in property and resource management.
Natalie mentors Foundation Steps student, Christina Hill.