Class of: 2011
School: Papatoetoe High School
Scholarship Partner: NZI
Julia arrived at the end of 2005 from Cambodia. In her application to become a First Foundation scholar she reflects on how far she has come since then and shows deep appreciation for those who have nurtured her along the way. She confesses it is has not been easy with her family still living in Cambodia.
Julia has relished the opportunities that she has had through school to contribute to people in the wider community, namely Alzheimer's Auckland and the elderly through a programme called Learning Buddy.
Her community spirit combined with her life experience feed a growing passion to support other Cambodian immigrants
In terms of schoolwork, Julia wasa diligent all-rounder with a passion for Mathematics. Julia's fascination with numbers, finance and business has given her a clear vision for the future. She graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Mathematical Science at the end 2015 and is intending to study part-time for a Master of Applied Finance.