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Leadership Network Advisory Board

Arina Aizal

Arina (she/her) migrated from Kedah, Malaysia to Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Arina connects diverse multicultural communities and young people through podcasts and radio shows at Otago Access Radio. Her podcast, 'The Arinality', showcases the cultural identities of women in Aotearoa.

Graduated with a degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from Otago University, Arina values work-life balance, community and wellbeing. She was recognized as an Asia New Zealand Foundation 25 to Watch.

Her ‘why’ is to empower the quiet voices in the community especially migrant women. When she's not at work, she enjoys exploring different kinds of arts and crafts, and practicing slow living.

Arina has written articles for Education New Zealand and IDP Education Australia. She was acknowledged by the Asia New Zealand Foundation as one of the 25 to Watch under education category.

Arina uses her Instagram @arinaaizal to share about multiculturalism and owning one's cultural identity. She enjoys learning about cultural values and wellbeing practices from different cultures. She is studying Korean as her third language. Her ‘why’ is to empower women of culture to feel safe and belonging in any of their spaces.