Katie has a passion for sharing stories, ideas and research to confront policy, practice and prejudice. She has taken her experience in academia and policy back into the community sector where she started work to get young people's voices heard over 15 years ago. Katie has a degree in Criminology and a PhD in Sociology.
Tania Sawicki Mead
Tania is returning to the community and advocacy sector after five years working in human rights policy and political campaigning. She finds purpose in connecting people and organisations to build a platform for radical social change. Tania has a Masters in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a degree in Philosophy and International Relations. She spends her spare time dreaming up moves for her comedy dance troupe, cooking Middle Eastern food and dabbling in amateur pottery.
Kirsten Van Newtown
Admin and Finance Coordinator
Kirsten Van Newtown is the parent of two kids, and raises them on a diet of hashbrowns, soysages, and feminist discourse in the upper Lower Hutt. In between convincing young children about the merits of wearing pants and bringing home some bread and butter, Kirsten produces and performs music as HEX. Her professional interests include writing, fundraising, and going out for business lunches.