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Work History

Wake Up

June 2016December 2016

FOH/Cafe Staff/Retail Assistant

Worked in a 'Real Food Cafe' as part of a wellness centre in Parnell. Predominantly spent my time taking customers' orders on the POS system. Other duties included serving cabinet food, menu items and drinks; processing the sales of retail items; clearing and cleaning tables and keeping areas tidy; signing up customers for memberships; assisting with other duties where needed e.g. making smoothies and teas, dishwashing.

Participated in team training (personal development and team bonding) for 3 weeks in June-July, lead by an international trainers (from Maratea Training Company).

Farro Fresh (Grey Lynn)

October 2016

Checkout Operator

Greeted and conversed with shoppers and processed their groceries. Handled the POS system, bagged groceries, assisted customers with Farro's points system.

Hahei Holiday Resort

Dec 2015Feb 2016


Cleaned cabin-style to luxury accommodation during the peak season. Interacted with customers, communicated with office staff regarding check-in times and maintenance crew when repairs were needed.

Private Residence

Jan 2015Dec 2015


Worked part-time taking care of two boys aged 8-10 in the Devonport area. Assisted with homework, provided meals, escorted to after-school activities and holiday excursions.

Small is Beautiful Kindergarten

Feb 2010Nov 2012


Cleaned after school part-time for four years.

Spotless/Eden Park Catering

Mar 2010Sep 2011


Worked in the Level 5 Lounge up to and during the Rugby World Cup. Processed customers' orders, distributed food and champagne, set up the lounge.


eCornell University


Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition

Three-course certificate expanding upon the work of biochemist T. Colin Campbell in The China Study. Focused predominantly on prevention, management and reversal of chronic degenerative diseases (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, etc). Stressed the importance of a "wholistic" approach to health.

Vital Hospitality

Jul 2014

Certificate of Achievement

Completion of module one, two and three. Proficiency in essential hospitality service training including silver service, banquet & bar set-up, beverage service, cocktail party service, grooming & presentation


Attention to Detail

  • While working as FOH staff in a cafe and also as a cleaner and caterer, I took pride in being proactive. It gives me satisfaction to complete tasks to a high standard.
  • Hahei Holiday Resort held their housekeepers to a high standard, especially considering that some of their accommodation was luxury and guests would pay up to $500 per night to stay.
  • I enjoy a challenge and set out to complete tasks to the best of my ability. 

Effective Time Manager

  • At Wake Up's Real Food Cafe (2016) I gained valuable experience in working under pressure. During busy times I was usually responsible for managing the POS system; I also had to keep an eye on other areas and help out if needed. For example with serving treats/salads/sandwiches from the cabinet, toasting/microwaving sandwiches, serving menu food and drinks, clearing & wiping tables, making smoothies & teas, assisting the barista with drink-making, and doing dishes.
  • At Hahei Holiday Resort I cleaned under pressure whilst maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and presentation. Due to short-staffing issues, this was often required in order to work to check-in times.
  • In my final year of school I had several commitments including regular meetings for my four councils & four scholarship subjects, an after school job two days per week, and swimming squad trainings two mornings per week. I was able to juggle these while keeping my schoolwork to a high standard & spending an average of two hours per weekday commuting to & from school. I like keeping busy and enjoy a challenge.

Computer Literate

  • Good knowledge of both PC and Mac systems.
  • Experience with POS software (LS Retail and MINDBODY)

Team Player

  • Experiences in my professional, academic and personal life have furthered my capability to work in a cohesive team. I find working in a team both enjoyable and highly motivating.
  • As part of the Wake Up team (2016) I grew to further understand and appreciate what each team member could bring to the overall operation. By getting to know the team on a personal level I was able to better interact with them in a work environment. Knowing which areas my teammates are confident in and in which they would appreciate assistance can help greatly in the functioning of a cafe. Team training taught me the importance of checking in with colleagues to gauge how they are feeling and perhaps what is going on for them outside of work. This not only brought us closer but also helped with task delegation and avoiding conflict in the workplace.
  • As a housekeeper at Hahei Holiday Resort (2015-2016), I was required to work as part of a close-knit team. Communication was vital in order to save time.
  • When volunteering in Ghana (2013-2014) I worked alongside a student-run organisation, and also for two NGOs.
  • I was a member of several school councils (2012), attended a UN Youth conference (2012) and was a part of several school-based media projects such as the 48-hour film festival, videos for school events, & short films (2012).
  • As an employee of Eden Park Catering (2010-2011) I was required to work in a small group, reporting to a supervisor and also interacting with other employees.

Confident and Friendly

  • I love interacting with people and learning from their life experiences. My experience as FOH staff at Wake Up and to some degree as a housekeeper for Hahei Holiday Resort has given me confidence in dealing with the public.
  • I thoroughly enjoy working with and interacting with other people. Getting to know regular customers can be fun and rewarding. I also show initiative when working alone.

Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills

  • I am a keen writer, as shown by my choice of school subjects & results.
  • I also enjoy discussion and debate.


University of Otago



  • Studied towards a Law Degree for the first Semester.

University of Auckland



  • Gained a Faculty of Law Entry Level Prize (awarded to top 40 applicants).
  • Studied media studies, politics, and philosophy within the Arts faculty. Gained entry into the University of Auckland and University of Otago law schools.

Diocesan School for Girls


  • Passed NCEA level 1 (2010), 2 (2011) and 3 (2012) with Excellence
  • Top of Subject prize for Media Studies & Classical Studies (2011) and Art History (2012)
  • Leadership positions on the Arts Council, Media Committee, Ethics Council & Human Rights Committee (2012)
  • Awarded Scholarship in three subjects (Media Studies, Classical Studies, NZ History) valued at $2,000 towards tertiary study.


In my spare time I enjoy practising yoga, making healthy & delicious food, exploring new places/being out in nature, listening to music, running, cycling, photography, watching documentaries and reading.


Kayla Greenville

Manager at Wake Up

021 675 004

Kinia Pohahau

Checkout Manager at Farro Fresh Grey Lynn

021 214 6011

Rachel Goddard

Nannying client (2015) and babysitting client since 2012

Written reference available

Jamie Woodward

Babysitting client (2012-2016)

Mobile: 021 249 0645

Val Morrison

'Small is Beautiful' Kindergarten
27A Summer Street, Devonport

Ph: 09 445 2288 (please leave a message)
Mobile: 027 713 9958