Ane, the oldest of five siblings from a strong Tongan family was endorsed by her Deputy Principal as 'a consistent performer across all subjects, who enjoys learning and discovering new concepts. She has very firm plans about what she wants to achieve in life and has thought carefully about the steps she needs to take in the next few years to achieve her ambitions.' At school she dreamed of being the first member for her family to go on to tertiary education.
According to Rebecca Condon of Kathmandu it was a number of impressive factors that contributed to Ane being selected as their First Foundation Scholar for 2008. Ane works hard at Kathmandu to help support herself living and studying away from home. She has appreciated the support of a secure job and the sage advice and encouragement from her Mentor Louisa Sutton.
In 2013 Ane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies at The University of Otago and then in 2015 she completed her Honours in Indigenous Development, with the hope that her continued education will help her to positively support her extended family and community.
Ane is currently ESOL Teacher Aid at Hornby High School.