Kia ora koutou. Ko Alice Ward-Allen tōku ingoa. Nō Pukekohe ahau. Ko Whakatōhea tōku iwi. Ko tāku mahi ki BLAKE ko Head of Programmes – Discovery.
As the Head of Programmes – Discovery, I lead the NZ-VR and Explorers programmes, as well as our community outreach. These programmes are focused on inspiring rangatahi to care for and take action to protect marine environments.
After graduating from the University of Otago with a BsC majoring in Ecology and Zoology in 2016, I was first involved with BLAKE as a BLAKE Ambassador in February 2016, working on biodiversity projects with Department of Conservation and Hawkes Bay Regional Council.
Since then, I have worked across the environmental sector including as part of the Policy team at Waikato Regional Council, and as an Environmental Consultant at 4Sight Consulting. At 4Sight Consulting I worked with the Ecology team to deliver the field component of Watercourse Assessment Reports across Auckland.
I love being outdoors, especially surfing and tramping. Alongside work, I volunteer weekly as Front of House for Everybody Eats, and during weekends as a guide on Tiritiri Matangi Island.