Rosarina Pillisi

Class of: 2017
School: Mount Albert Grammar School
Scholarship Partner: Mike Ross

Another gem of the Pacific is Rosarina Pillisi. Of Samoan and Niuean descent, Rosarina was born in NZ but has a strong identity as a young Pasifika woman who intends to give back to the islands that are her heritage.

A talented dancer and sportswoman, she enjoys netball, hockey, and volleyball. After studying, Rosarina would love to travel the world to experience other cultures and the joy and mystery of other countries.

Rosarina will be the first in her family to attend university. Her dream is to become a doctor and to set up her own medical clinic in the islands to provide the best possible medical attention as a gift to the peoples of these island nations, understanding that medical provisions are usually expensive.