Lee Silva

Class of: 2006
School: Catholic Cathedral College
Scholarship Partner: Unimed
Described as "an above average student, who is capable of excellent work," Lee achieved great results early on in high school and in 2005 she was the recipient of the Pasifika Science Scholarship. Being proactive in giving back to the College she was involved as a leader in the Cultural Group, Kapa Haka, Student Council and Peer Mediation. Her talent for Netball combined with her leadership skills also saw her coaching younger teams.

When it came to leaving high school, Lee had both the determination and desire to be the first in her family to study at a tertiary level. Initially enrolling in Physiotherapy, Lee made a subsequent decision to pursue a Diploma in Massage Therapy through the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine. She remembers feeling encouraged by the understanding and support which her Mentor Lucy Taylor, the team at First Foundation and Unimed showed her. Lee graduated in June 2011 and is now intertwining the business knowledge, which she gained through Unimed, with her qualification and working at building her own practice and cliental.