Keen, bright and quirky, despite the challenges of her childhood, Briar has a zest for life and a personality that shines through. Her diverse blend of Maori, English and Scottish heritage adds to her unique perspective in life. She is particularly passionate about her Maori culture.
At school Briar thrived at Physics and Drama. She was involved in Table Tennis, Tramping, Peer Support and the school Health Council. She was a Prefect at Onehunga High School in 2012 and displayed a lot of leadership potential in this role. "Briar is a determined young woman with strong leadership abilities. She is an organised person who is always keen for a challenge and last year had the lead role in the school production. Briar wants to have a career where she is helping people every day and will work hard to achieve her career goal in Radiation Therapy," said her Scholarship Partner of her upon awarding her a First Foundation Scholarship. While very involved in the life of her school, Briar also takes time to volunteer at the Women's Refuge in Mangere. Across all she does, she consistently demonstrates the desire to support others in hardship.
Briar completed her Bachelor of Radiation Therapy from The University of Otago and started in a permanent role at Waikato hospital in March 2017.