Janie’s life has been an eclectic 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 and exploring building social capital at social enterprise, Be Collective.
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, takes photos, sails and chills out at home in Titahi Bay with her partner and beautiful old dog, Zena.