Compassion for others, a mature work ethic and academic capabilities are standout features of Latoya's character. Her Scholarship Partner Auckland DHB Charitable Trust noticed Latoya as 'a passionate, determined young woman who is seeking a health career that ensures she works with people.'
'Outside the classroom, Latoya's extracurricular and community involvement was widespread. From volunteering with disability groups, participating in school sports and cultural groups to being a part of her church youth choir. This to me shows a young woman who is determined to make a positive difference in not only her life but in other's lives too,' wrote her Yr 13 Dean at McAuley. This young woman was the Samoan group leader for her school in 2012.
Through being part of the Healthcare Heroes programme at McAuley High School, obtaining her First Aid certificate and her involvements in sports Latoya desired to work in the Health Sector. She completed her BHSci in Nursing from AUT University in July 2017 and is currently working as a registered nurse at Middlemore Kidz First in the surgical ward. She is considering doing some post-graduate studies and then intends to travel to third world Countries to nurse there.