Massey University Ambassadors

Massey student ambassadors assist the student recruitment team with events and school visits. These ambassadors provide insight into student life and study at Massey University. They're a great bunch who like to have fun while sharing their knowledge and experience with others.

Ambassadors by campus

Auckland ambassadors

Amy Gardner, PhD


Hi, I'm Amy Amy Gardner

I completed a four-year engineering degree at Massey's Manawatū campus last year. It was grueling but incredibly rewarding. In 2017, I have the awesome opportunity to carry on my study in the form of a PhD at the Albany campus.

I am from Napier, where I went to Napier Girls High School. Even though that was a while ago now, I still remember the jitters about going to university.

One piece of advice, talk to lecturers and students. Find out about the career opportunities for your degree. This will help you determine if it is right for you.

I look forward to sharing my experience with your and helping you find your way in the tertiary world.

Anezka Hoskin, BSc


Tēnā koutou, ko Anezka Hoskin ahau Anezka Hoskins

My name is Anezka Hoskin and I'm studying a Bachelor of Science at the Auckland campus. I major in Genetics and minor in Psychology. These areas of science interest me because they explore internal and external influences.

Intertwined with my passion for science is my desire to see all New Zealanders achieve their academic excellence. In New Zealand, education is the most accessible and powerful tool to shape the future we want.

Cheree Kinnear, BC


Hey my name is Cheree Kinnear Cheree Kinnear

I am in my third, and final year of studying a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Media Studies and minor in Journalism. This is my second-year working as a Massey University Ambassador.

I love communicating and interacting with people. I also have a huge passion for media and TV broadcasting. Studying at Massey has fueled my determination to pursue my dreams in this field.

Outside of study, I compete for New Zealand in the sport of archery. I have been the top female recurve archer for under 21 and open women's for three years. This is my third year in the Massey University Academy of Sport scholarship programme. This has helped me balance full-time study and high-performance sport.

I look forward to using my passion for sport and communication with my position as an ambassador. I'm keen to learn more skills that I can use in the years to come.

Courtney Davies, MNatSci


Hey, my name is Courtney Courtney Davies

I am in my final year of a Master of Natural Sciences up here at Massey University’s Auckland Campus.

My study focuses on the microbial and medicinal application of bacteriophage isolated from the environment as potential therapeutic agents in the ever changing world of antibiotic prevalence.

Of course when my nose isn’t in a text book or I’m not amplifying viruses, you will find me out in the paddock with my small herd of beautiful Ayrshire cows!

Incorporating my passion for cattle and the dairy industry into my study has opened many doors of opportunity. Some of these opportunities have included business and biological pathways.

Being able to incorporate my passion for cattle and the dairy industry into my study has opened many doors of opportunity. including business and biological pathways.

With the support of Massey University I have been able to represent New Zealand at:

  • A microbiology conference
  • The APEC CEO Summit
  • And varying agricultural pursuits

I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two years as a Massey Ambassador. I can’t wait to continue seeing students achieve above and beyond in their field of study!

Courtney Wilding, BBus


Hi, I’m Courtney... Courtney Wilding

It's my privilege to serve another year as a student ambassador for the Massey Albany campus! This is my third and final year as a BBus student at Massey University and I'm anticipating a busy year ahead.

Although I am sad to be moving on from my studies, I have thoroughly enjoyed my university experience. I am thankful for all those who have been part of my Massey story.

This year, I'm looking forward to participating in the Massey Business Internship programme. I am excited to gain the practical experience this useful networking opportunity will provide.

Ezekiel Raui, BBus


Ko Mātai te māunga tapu Ezekiel Raui
Ko Hokianga te moana nui
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua rāua ko Māmari ōku waka
Ko Ruanui rāua ko Nukutāwhiti ōku rangatira
Ko Motukaraka te mārae
Ko Ngāi Tūpoto te hapu
Ko Te Rarawa Ki Hokianga te Iwi
Ko Ezekiel Raui tōku ingoa

E aku nui, e aku rahi
Tēna kōutou kātoa,

My name is Ezekiel

I am a second year Bachelor of Business student majoring in Management and minoring in Marketing.

Also, I am one of the three Māori ambassadors for Te Kūnenga Kī Pūrehuroa ki Tāmaki. I have a passion for the importance of tertiary education and assisting with the transition from high school to university.

I am involved in leadership, management and mentorship projects throughout Aōtearoa. My mentors are amazing individuals, who include Dr Lance O'Sullivan and Mike King. They have given me a deeper understanding of leadership, management and economic development. I hope that I have the chance to share that mātauranga with anyone and everyone. I am also the current President of Te Waka Ō Ngā Akonga Māori - Māori students association at Massey University.

I hope that I am able to support you in any aspect of the transition to tertiary education. I look forward to studying alongside you in the future.

Jack Mancer, BBus


Hi my name is Jack Jack Mancer

I am a second year student studying a Bachelor of Business, with a double major in Marketing and Management.

I came to Massey because of the structure of the business degree. In my first year I was able to take papers in accounting and economics. While these disciplines are not part of my major, they give me a wider understanding of business that will aid my career.

The location of the campus was close to home. This made the decision to come to Albany easier than other options in Auckland.

Away from university, I work in hospitality which is broadening my understanding of people. I play rugby as part of the premier team at the famous Ponsonby Rugby Club.

Monre De Bruin, BBus


Hi, my name is Monre Monro de Bruin

I am a third-year BBus student, majoring in Human Resource Management with a minor in International Business.

Every year it is a privilege to be re-introduced as a Student Ambassador for the Albany campus. This is my third, and possibly final year in the role, I am very thankful for this opportunity. It has been an immense blessing and has made my Massey story unique.

I am very much excited to get stuck into another year of study. I hope to make a wise and informed decision on whether to continue with post-graduate studies in 2018.

Rose Fitzmaurice, BA/BBus


Hi, I'm Rose Rose Fitzmaurice

I am in my second year of study at Massey University. The degree I'm studying is a Conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business. I will major in Marketing and Psychology.

In 2015, I graduated from Orewa College as Deputy Head Girl, where I was in many groups and activities. At university, I'm involved in basketball, netball, badminton, volleyball, singing, performing and photography.

As a second-year student I am looking forward to many new experiences as an ambassador in 2017. I can’t wait to help students have new and exciting opportunities at Massey University too.

If you see me at the Albany campus feel free to come up to ask any questions, or have a chat. See you around!

Sabrina Betham, BSptMgt


Hi everyone! Sabrina Betham

My name is Sabrina and I am a proud Samoan student here at Massey University. I am in my third year of study, pursuing a Bachelor of Sport Management.

It has always been a dream of mine to work in sport and become a big part of the rugby movement that will change the game - not only in Samoa, but other Pacific islands as well. I love meeting new people and learning new things.

Massey University has offered me with many opportunities that continue to shape the future I’ve dreamt of and I am grateful! In my position as a Massey Ambassador, I can only hope to give back in any way that I can.

Manawatū ambassadors

Cullum Peni, BBus


Hi, I’m Cullum. Callum Peni

Like many others, I came to Massey because it was the best choice for what I was looking to study. I’m currently in the second year of a BBus majoring International Business with a minor in Marketing and so far it’s been a blast!

Though I have a focus on business, I enjoy playing around with sciencey things - in my first year I contributed to food-science research projects under my scholarship with the Riddet Institute. It was a delicious opportunity to hone and develop skills within the food sector.

Liam Hurst, BSPEX


Hi! I’m Liam Liam Hurst

I am in my second year of studying sport and exercise, majoring in Management and Coaching.

Straight outta Napier, Hawke’s Bay, I love all things sport and outdoors, with my sport of choice being Adventure Racing (orienteering, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing etc.). I also love football and am an avid cricket fan.

I don’t really know what I’ve got myself into being a Massey Ambassador but I look forward to the challenge and meeting new people.

Sophie Crawford, BA


Hi I’m Sophie Sophie Crawford

I am currently a second year Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Educational Psychology.

I attended Sacred Heart Girls College in New Plymouth before continuing my study at Massey. During my time at high school I spent a lot of my time volunteering to help with kids programs, which is how I decided that I wanted to be a teacher. I decided Massey in Palmy was perfect for me as I liked the idea of living in a place similar to home and Massey offered everything that I was interested in!

In my first year at Massey I was in Ferguson Hall where I met loads of great people. I’ve loved my time at Massey so far because of all the opportunities and experiences that have come from them. My course has been super interesting so far and the social side has been so good too! I have two years left of my degree and then one more year at teachers college, which I am super excited for!

Tarryn Walker, BVSC


Hi I’m Tarryn. Tarryn Walker

I’ve been at Massey in Palmy for four years now and I’m currently in my third year of Vet. I’m hoping to work with large animals in the future as love being out on farms. This can be surprising considering I grew up in Auckland, but I have been riding horses since I was two years old.

In the weekends you’ll either catch me studying or at the races.

I’m looking forward to my next three years at Massey and the interesting things I’m going to learn.

Tyson Turnbull, BE (Hon)


Hiya, my name is Tyson Turnbull Tyson Turnbull

I am a second year student studying a Bachelor in Engineering (Hons), majoring in Engineering and Innovation Management and minoring in Electronics and Computers.

I have a passion to help and encourage optimism in people (not without a struggle though) and I like to see people grow and develop into a greater foundation in life.

I am heavily involved in youth and young adult community work, church and te reo Māori. Sometimes people wonder why I don't study something else more relative to community work, but I can assure you that my love for technology and people go hand in hand.

Wellington ambassadors

Bridget McGechan, BDes


Hi, I'm Bridget Bridget McGechan

I am currently in my second year studying towards a Bachelor of Design, with a major in Photography.

Enthusiastic, creative and friendly are a few words to describe me. I love people so being a Massey Ambassador gives me a great opportunity to connect with all kinds of people.

I moved to Wellington at the start of last year and as time has gone by I have come to enjoy living in Wellington more and more. Last year I lived in The Cube Hall and this year I returned to work as a Residential Assistant. I am really enjoying this role and try my best to make students' first year out of home a happy and fun one.

I grew up in New Plymouth and went to New Plymouth Girls’ High School. After I graduated in 2014 I took a gap year because I had no idea what I wanted to do. I worked and saved to travel to America and France. While I was overseas I worked as a Photographer and Social Media Co-Ordinator.

I visited the Wellington campus in early 2015 to attend the launch of the Top Art Exhibition which featured my NCEA Level 3 photography board. It wasn’t until later that year that I decided to study design at Massey’s Collage of Creative Arts (CoCA). It was the right choice for me!

Outside of university, I like to make videos, blog, take photos, gym, hang out with friends and go to Arise church.

Emily French, BCMP


Hi, I'm Emily Emily French

I am a third year Bachelor of Creative Media Production student, focusing my study on film and 2D/3D animation production.

Before moving to Wellington to pursue a creative career I lived in Christchurch and attended St Margaret's College. Since moving to the capital I¹ve experienced so much and met some amazing people, even if it was a little scary to begin with.

Outside of university, I love the performing arts, including teaching and learning dance when I can. I am also completely obsessed with animation so if you see me in Wellington, I¹ll probably be at the cinema!

One of my favourite things about Wellington is the arts scene. There¹s always something happening, whether it be a play, an exhibition or a busker on Cuba Street.

Keely Billings, BN


Hey I'm Keeley Keeley Billings

I'm studying a bachelor of nursing at Massey University. Considering I'm a natural born 'mother-hen', nursing truly does suit me well! I have a real passion for getting creative and and love exploring the outdoors!

I'm from Morrinsville, a small rural town. I've learnt a few lessons about the Wellington way of life, and now I almost call it home!

Rose Oakley, BC


Hi, I'm Rose Rose Oakley

I am from Christchurch and in my second year of studying a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Public Relations. Public relations is awesome. You learn how to communicate with an audience through different mediums. It mixes creativity with business.

I came to Massey because I love the sense of community and positivity at the University. I like how the staff are genuinely interested in your success. You complete hands on assignments that will be of real benefit in the future.

In my spare time, I like to go to the movies, spend time with my family in Christchurch and travel.

I look forward to helping you realise that Massey is the best place for you!

Sarah Mahapure, BN


Hello from the other side!! Sarah Mahapure

I'm Sarah and I am a second year nursing student at Massey. I have found myself becoming more of a night owl in the progression of my degree! Saying that, I am thoroughly enjoying nursing. I see it as an opportunity to get to know and understand people of all different ethnicities and ages!

I have a love for all things that challenge me. I have a dream to use my degree to practice and travel to different parts of the world!

Whitney Henton, BDes (Hons)


Hi, I am Whitney Whitney Henton

I am currently a second-year Bachelor of Design student, majoring in Fashion Design.

I moved to Wellington last year and I have found that it is the perfect student city. The city is very Art and Design orientated. Everything is so compact and close together so you can walk or bus everywhere. I lived in the Cube, Massey University's Student accommodation. I found this was the perfect way to transition into student life living away from home. It gave you the independence but also support you needed in your first year of study. I only knew one other person when I moved to Wellington but found I met so many new like-minded people. I am currently flatting with 5 of my closest friends. I met them through my course and student accommodation.

Before moving to Wellington I grew up in Auckland and went to Massey High School. In year 13 I was humbled when selected as their Gold Badge Community leader prefect. As prefect I organised school events within the school and wider community.

I spent the majority of my time in the Materials Block discovering my joy for fashion design. On a school trip to the World of Wearable arts one year, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry.

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