Sarai Hemara

Class of: 2007
School: Taita College
Scholarship Partner: KPMG

Sarai is a bubbly and friendly individual who sets her sights high. In both academic and sporting endeavours she has shown determination and a motivation to succeed. While maintaining very good results at school, Sarai managed to balance swimming at a National Championship level with entrepreneurial projects at school and time rehearsing with the Wellington Symphony Orchestra.

As partnered to Sarai in her move into tertiary Richard Westney from KPMG said that "Sarai impressed us with her motivation and maturity. She demonstrates strong personal values and strength of character that will see her make the most of this opportunity."

Her entrepreneurial streak has increased since leaving Taita College and in 2012 Sarai graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations and worked at Intergen in various roles. Sarai is currently Organisational Development Advisor for Sport New Zealand.

Sarai also competes and represents New Zealand in Triathons.