Cassie Ponton

Communications and Events Manager

Kia ora koutou! Nō Australia ōku tupuna. I tipu ake au ki Forster/Worimi. Engari kei Waitākere taku kainga. Nō reira, ka mihi ki te maunga Cape Hawke me te moana nui a kiwa. Ko Ponton taku whanau ingoa. Ko Cassie taku ingoa. Ko āku turanga ki BLAKE ko te Kaiwhakahaere me Kaiwhakarite. I have great respect for the link between environmental health, community mobilisation, and meaningful change. I am passionate about sustainability and environmental stewardship, so joining the team at BLAKE is a dream come true! I am currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Science focusing on marine science and conservation and I hold a Bachelor of International Relations with a focus on environmental politics and climate change policy. I am an avid surfer and lover of our moana and grew up in a little beach town in Australia that was teeming with biodiversity. I am always keen for an adventure and usually have my dogs Tonic and Bodhi along for the ride. In my spare time, I also help run a surfing for mental health charitable organisation out of Piha.