Education, Science and Research

April McLennan,
22, Christchurch

April is the founder and team lead for Limitless, an organisation which aims to equip young people to hold greater agency over their future career pathways.

Arina Aizal,
20, Dunedin

Inspired by her primary school experience in Aotearoa, Malaysian student Arina returned to this country to study at the University of Otago.

Elora Chang,
22, Dunedin

Elora is a technologist, entrepreneur and passionate advocate for women in STEM.

Logan Williams,
23, Ōtautahi/Christchurch

Logan, Ngai Tahu, is the director of technology and innovation at the New Zealand Merino Company where he is leading a multimillion-dollar R&D portfolio, dedicated to generating higher-value for farmers.

Shalini Guleria,
25, Hamilton

Born in India and raised in New Zealand, Shalini is currently pursuing a PhD at Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in Melbourne.

Wesley Harfield,
24, Auckland

Wesley is the first New Zealander to be selected to study at the prestigious Yenching Academy of Peking University, where he is currently completing a Master of Economics under a Robin Li (founder of Baidu) scholarship.