DEPUTY HEAD GIRL, 2009
Pena's multicultural outlook on life, charming character and ability to empathise with others are attributes that have opened up opportunities for her to be a positive influence in her community and school.
Pena has been outstandingly active in her community, taking part in her Church youth group and Sunday School Programmes. At McAuley High School she maintained a role model attitude towards her academic studies while also being involved with groups such as Choir, SADD (Students against Drunk Driving) and the High Achievers club. The Yr 12 Dean at McAuley High School described Pena as an inspiration.
An experience at Hillcrest Retirement Village as an Age Care Nurse in her Yr 12 cemented her building desire to complete a Bachelor degree in Nursing with The University of Auckland but whilst there Pena changed direction and in December 2015 she graduated with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing from AUT University.
She is currently working for her Scholarship Partner at the Greenlane Clinical Centre in the Radiology Department.