I am a New Zealand born and raised Samoan, with a smidgen of Chinese blood. I was born a Central Auckland girl and vow (half-heartedly) to die a Central old lady. Last year I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland. Currently, I am in my second year at MIT (Manukau Institute of Technology) studying towards a Bachelor of Creative Writing degree. I favour prose writing as I want to publish a novel one day, but enjoy poetry as another creative outlet.