Anna-Maria has a huge heart for her community. Working with her the Seventh Day Adventist church, she regularly takes part in outreaches to the elderly and the homeless and this has given her a starting point to want to give back to her community.
Her dream is to graduate from Otago University with a science degree. With this degree, she hopes to not only become financially independent and help her family but to make a difference in her chosen field for many communities. She has been described as a natural leader at her school, Aorere College, and the future is hers for the taking with support from her school and family.
Anna-Maria will be the first in her family to go to university.