Henry is in his final year at Duke University, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. He aims to apply software development and virtual reality in innovative ways intersecting with education and community empowerment. Henry graduated from Auckland Grammar School in 2012 as Dux.
Joel is currently in his last year at Harvard University. He is studying for a B.A. with a major in developmental biology and is planning to do work in Public Policy. Joel graduated from Auckland Grammar School as Head Boy and Captain of Rowing in 2012.
David is a recent Arts Graduate from the University of Auckland and is currently living in Melbourne. He has a background in literature and identity politics. David is originally from Auckland and is pursuing a career in writing in Melbourne.
Chris is an old boy of Auckland Grammar School. Since graduating in 2009, he has studied at the University of Auckland and coached the Auckland Grammar School Rowing Team. He now works as a Digital Campaign Director, providing digital marketing services for SMEs. Chris is stoked to be working with such an awesome, inspiring group of people, and hopes that Voicing Pride can be a thought-provoking and insightful highlight for its followers.
James is the Digital Acquisition Marketing Manager at Yellow New Zealand, with a vision to help Kiwis tell their story in ways they've never thought of before. He has been working in media and marketing for over a decade with some of the world's leading brands (think Mountain Dew, V Energy and Cadbury). His experience includes everything from television post production to digital product development, editing magazines and directing a creative agency.
Carlienne graduated in 2015, completing a Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Marketing at the University of Auckland. She now works at Fonterra as an accountant in the graduate programme. Carlienne has a strong interest in marketing as well as accounting and hopes to work overseas in the future. Carlienne's hobbies include running, surfing, good food, and spending time with friends.
Luke is passionate about creating meaningful relationships between organisations and their communities. His former roles at Fonterra, Zespri, NZME and TVNZ have contributed to him specialising in strategic communications. Luke is the New Zealand PR Consultant for MYOB and manages media relations, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement, on top of handling their central government affairs. In the past, Luke has represented New Zealand at leadership development programmes in New York City, Washington D.C, and South Korea, and has debated controversial topics with international leaders at the United Nations Headquarters and The World Bank.
Belinda has been a teacher for nearly 30 years and is one of the two school liaison people for Voicing Pride. Having a family member who has had many tough times through their teenage years, she is keen to ensure that schools and classrooms offer supportive, judgement-free, inclusive environments for all students no matter what their personal circumstances may be. She believes that the opportunity to share students' stories and experiences will have a profound effect on others who are in similar situations.
Chelsea is a fifth-year student at Auckland University studying English, Sociology and Law. She is passionate about the education system and ensuring that all kids feel safe and empowered in their high school. In her spare time she likes seeking out new TV shows and getting stuck into a good book.
Bruce is a 4th year medical student, passionate about health advocacy and a good cup of tea. He looks forward to the time when all schools and students can feel comfortable celebrating diversity and hopes to contribute towards that. Bruce enjoys learning about how minds work – from psychology/cognitive biases to game theory, as well as the various factors that have shaped the world into what it is. In his spare time you can find him playing music, or shooting hoops on the court.
Gage is a, well we don't really know what he is. Some may say technological wizard, others will say he's an all round great guy. Going through some interesting times at Howick College, Gage was the Campaign Media Designer for the college's "The Big Stand" program, which made national headlines around New Zealand and was featured at an international anti-bullying conference.