What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? Going to the gym, hanging out with my dog, drawing and fishing Who is your Brain Hero and why? (role model): My Brain Hero has to be Grace Beverly. I’m not someone to believe in the #bossbi*ch hype but god damn she has it. She’s someone I admire for their work ethic, drive, passion, dedication, hard work and she's always pushing the boundaries and doing things that haven’t been done before both in her industry and as a female.
What do you enjoy most about your job? I enjoy the variety of tasks I get to do and the amazing people I get to work with - both in our team, in our community and beyond. It’s epic to see the impact we are having and to be able to have a part of that and help build out a community of Brainfood lovers and believers makes me one of those people that genuinely loves my job - if you can’t already tell from my LinkedIn!
What was your dream job growing up? Haha this one always cracks me up thinking about it! I always thought I’d be a Forensic Scientist - until I realised I wasn’t good at science, hated the sight of blood and would probably vomit at the site of a dead body! So now I just binge watch Horatio Caine from CSI to get my fix.
The zombie apocalypse is coming - what three people would you want on your team? Usain Bolt, Callum Bumstead, Bear Grylls
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? It’s pretty clichè but “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” As I get older, I’ve realised how important it is to find out who you are and surround yourself with people who accept that. Anything less isn’t worth your time.
What’s your one mental well-being habit you like to do? This one I am still learning but since starting at Ārepa, I’ve definitely become more conscious of trying to take time out of the day for myself - even just 5 minutes to sit with my thoughts and take a breather.
What inspires you? People who work hard and aspire to always move forward, challenge the status quo and grow as a human.
If you were prime minister for the day what change would you make? To introduce mental health and fitness/nutrition education into schools. Arming children earlier on in life with the knowledge and education around these things I think would make a huge impact when it comes to tackling these as an adult and making beneficial choices.