Olivia (she/they) is an active community connector and enthusiastic changemaker. She is a design analyst and Wellington lead for Te Aka Wāhine (Women’s Network) at Tatauranga Aotearoa (Stats NZ), and is currently establishing a Pan-Asian Network there.
Olivia has learned to embrace the intersections of her identity – being analytical and creative, and Filipino and Pākehā. She is passionate about empowering others to share their stories and embrace themselves for who they are. Olivia loves Asia and has been learning Korean since 2015, when she wanted to learn a character-based language and fell in love with how scientific it is.