Arina connects the diverse multicultural communities and young people in Ōtepoti Dunedin through radio shows and podcasts as the Community Connector and Youth Coordinator of Otago Access Radio.
She also has her own radio show and podcast - ‘The Arinality’ focussed on cultural identities of women in Aotearoa.
Arina graduated in Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Otago and was recognised as one of the 20 Twenties Young Alumni Awards recipients.
She is currently on the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network Advisory Board and was also recognised as the Asia New Zealand Foundation 25 to Watch awardees.
Her ‘why’ is to empower the quiet voices in the community.
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.