Masters Student - Aneika Young
Pursing her interest in conservation, local government and Maori politics, Aneika has decided to further her study by completing a Masters thesis titled ‘Ngāti Rārua Te Ātiawa Mana Moana Valuation of Ecosystem Services of Te Tai ō Aorere: A Te Tau Ihu ō te Waka a Māui perspective.
NRAIT are excited about her work and have recently awarded Aneika with an education scholarship towards her postgraduate study. “The scholarship has helped me build a strong relationship with NRAIT and it is empowering to have the support, confidence and faith of NRAIT behind me.”
Aneika’s field of study will allow her to move between the Maori culture of her homelands as well as the world of science. “I love that the work is localised. I get to work with my people at my home – it’s really special as my culture is really important to me.” “I’m really grateful for my whanau and all of my connections in Motueka. In particular, my grandmother Emanui Aranga Morgan who has been hugely influential for me and my family”