Amy Russell

Class of: 2005
School: Onehunga High School
Scholarship Partner: Warehouse Stationery

Amy is a high achiever with a passion for people. At school Amy managed to balance ongoing extracurricular involvement as a musician, leader and soccer player with a commitment to outstanding academic results.
Richard Timberly from Warehouse Stationery said "We were looking for a person who had an obvious set of goals for their future, had a strong desire to achieve these goals and had proven they were prepared to participate in the community".  Amy showed each of these and throughout the scholarship developed a strong portfolio of work experience with Warehouse Stationery.

Initially enrolling to become a teacher, Amy made a pivotal change to Massey University's Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Nutrition. She states that she felt incredibly supported by her Mentor Sarah Masson as she made this transition. Amy regards Sarah as a highlight of her time in the programme.

After an exciting year away in Marlow, England as an Au Pair, Amy graduated from Massey in 2011. Amy worked as a personal trainer at Mt Eden gym Bodytech for two years as well as building up her profile as a nutritionist.

In August 2013, Amy joined the Heart Foundation and in 2017 embarked on
a Masters in Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) which she completed in 2019.

Amy is currently working at Mission Nutrition as a Registered Nutritionist.