Noelia Gonzalez Quinones

Class of: 2007
School: Aorere College
Scholarship Partner: Foodstuffs North Island Ltd


Having left Argentina in 2001 with english as her second language, Noelia moved with her family to Australia before arriving in New Zealand in 2004. In just the following year, she achieved the incredible accomplishment of Dux for her year at Aorere College. Her commitment to academic study is exemplary and with a particular love for French, Noelia made the top 10 in an external French speaking competition while still in her early days at Aorere.

Mark Dunlop, Training and Development Manager at Foodstuffs Auckland recalls that in her interview to be a First Foundation Scholar "Noelia presented herself exceptionally well as a deserving scholarship recipient and a wonderful role model for family, friends and community."

Having completed a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Auckland majoring in Linguistics, Noelia's goals include gaining further qualifications and experience in teaching languages.

Noelia was the recipient of the 2011 First Foundation Trustees Award and in 2012 was offered a permanent role as Site Facilities Administrator with Foodstuffs. 
For the last three years she has been overseas working in France, Poland and Barcelona. She is currently teaching at a Language School back in Auckland.