Class of: 2005
School: Kelston Girls' College
Scholarship Partner: Fonterra Co-operative Group
A passionate belief in human rights led Ayesha, at a young age, to be actively involved in causes that help others. While at school she was a member of the UN Youth Association of New Zealand and Amnesty NZ. Ayesha's passion combined with her talents for public speaking and writing made her a strong advocate.
As a First Foundation Scholar, Ayesha worked in a number of departments at Fonterra which helped her develop a range of diverse skills. Her initiative, work ethic and engaging personality built rapport within the company and proved time and time again her outstanding abilities.
Ayesha spent some of 2010 studying in Glasgow, Scotland where she completed four Honours level papers - all in International Law. Ayesha finished her conjoint degrees in Law and Arts in 2010 and in 2012 graduated with a Masters of Professional Studies in International Relations and Human Rights. Her passion for law already extends beyond academia and since 2009 Ayesha has volunteered at Waitakere Law Centre giving free law advice to the community. She has also been involved in the Equal Justice Project through the University Law School.
Ayesha worked for a set term with Fonterra whilst studying and in 2012 made the move to Wellington for a position as an Analyst in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.