Janie’s life has been a mix of paid and unpaid work opportunities. Highlights include running a creative writing workshop for the Wellington Mosque community post-March 15; senior engagement roles with local and central government, exploring mahi aroha at social enterprise Be Collective, and having the privilege of supporting the mahi of Community Research.
She is passionate about research, especially participatory action research with diverse communities: Her research achievements include a Master’s degree in community climate change adaptation in Fiji, and translating Sanskrit into Tibetan.
Out of office hours, Janie writes, sails and chills out at home in Titahi Bay with her partner and beautiful old dog, Zena.
A new CNW executive, she is looking forward to advocating for the Wellington community.