Inna was recognised as a gifted and talented student right from her start as a Yr 9 at McAuley High School. Inna took every opportunity to succeed in academia and in extra-curricular pursuits. Her successes resulted in being awarded the Ted Jaggard cup for General Excellence in Yr 11. Subsequently she went on to achieve her goal of being school Dux in 2010 and to receive the Bob Crawford Cup for Excellence.
Inna made a large contribution to the life of her school. As a Prefect, her cultural, sporting and community service involvements highlighted Inna's ability to manage her time well and fully commit to diverse and meaningful activities.
She is the first person in her family of six to attend university and at this stage is studying towards becoming an Engineer through The University of Auckland and graduated in December 2015. Inna's family are very supportive of her education and are proud of her as she takes on tertiary study. Having grown up in Otara, this young woman is striving to be an advocate for other South Aucklander's. She wants to "make a positive name for South Auckland."
Inna is also a Mentor for the Foundation Steps Programme.