Thanks Mrs Piest,

Or Ms Garrick as I remember you. In sixth form you suggested I could go to University and study food technology. No one from my family had been to university before so uni wasn’t really a schema I had. The thought of moving to the South Island was a bit too scary but I did take part of your advice and went to uni closer to home. At Waikato University I completed 3 degrees! A BSocSci, MSocSci and a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Psychology.  Thank you for seeing some potential and taking the time to talk with me about what I could study and how I could fund it. The choice to go to uni has moulded so much of my life. Thank you for planting that seed

from Kiri Simonsen