Meet the Incredible 2021 PPC Exec!

CO-PRESIDENTS

HEEJOO JANG

Hi everyone! My name is Heejoo and I’m a fourth-year Law and Arts student, majoring in Politics and Sociology. I joined PPC because I believe in the power of youth engagement in politics. I am especially passionate about women’s rights and fair criminal procedure. In my spare time I like listening to music, going to the gym and thrift shopping. I can’t wait to meet you all and lead an amazing year at PPC with Na-Young!

NA-YOUNG KIM

Kia Ora! I’m Na-Young and am in the process of completing my law and arts degree majoring in criminology and politics. I am super passionate about social development, civics, and the criminal justice system, so would love to have a yarn about those areas anytime! It is incredibly important that as a society we have informed political discussion around the issues that affect us, and I believe the public policy club facilitates some of this! I am incredibly excited to be working alongside Heejoo and the PPC exec in 2021 and hope to see what we can achieve as a team.

SECRETARY

MATT FLETCHER

Kia ora, I’m Matt! I’m a fifth year Law and Arts student double-majoring in Economics and Politics. I enjoy reading and going on long walks around Auckland. I’ve been a passionate observer of politics and public policy for most of my life, and have been involved with PPC for the majority of its existence. Having previously served as Co-President in 2020 – during a tumultuous (yet important!) time for the Club – I’m stoked to be back this year as Secretary and to be working alongside the Co-Presidents and this year’s excellent team!

TREASURER

LIAM DAVIES

Kia Ora, my name is Liam and I am the 2021 Treasurer. I study a BA, majoring in Economics and Politics. I love PPC because of its mission to make policy and politics accessible to young people in a non-partisan space. I believe that creating this kind of space allows for a better standard of kōrero and a deeper understanding of policy topics. In my spare time I like to read non-fiction and sign up for too many clubs; like PPC, EA and ASO.

CONTENT CO-LEADERS

PAUL SIMPERINGHAM

I’m a first year masters student in public policy, and co-head of content for the 2nd time. In my spare time I’m into the NBA, movies, and anything policy or news. So feel free to talk to me about any of those.

This year I’m really looking forward to working with our team and continuing to push our work into new areas.

NICK HOWELL

Hey team – my name is Nick and I’m in my third year of a Law and Arts conjoint – not exactly unique around these parts! I love the world of politics and am particularly passionate about economic inequalities. When I’m not debating people at the local pub I enjoy spending time with my lil doggo. Hope to send some quality content your way this year!

MARKETING / GRAPHICS LEADER

TRISNA CLANEY

Hello everyone! My name is Trisna Claney and I am a third year student doing an Arts and Health Sciences conjoint. I am a really firm believer in the power of public policy shaping what health and wellness looks like in Aotearoa. When I have free time, I like watching anime and playing video games, and you will probably see these influences in the media I create!

TERTIARY CO-LEADERS

PHOEBE CETTINA

Hello, I’m Phoebe and I am in the last year of my BA majoring in Politics and Philosophy! The reason I like public policy is that it provides us with a tangible way to have meaningful impact on our environment and the ability to shape the world in a better way. In my spare time I enjoy hanging with pals, reading, and have recently tried learning to skateboard.

RORY WILKINSON

I’m Rory, I am a 3rd year commerce studying majoring in Information Systems and Business Analytics. I joined PPC to advocate for public policy education for young people. I believe in taking a non partisan approach and hearing all sides when discussing issues.

HIGH SCHOOLS CO-LEADERS

TARIK HODZIC

Hi, my name is Tarik Hodzic and I am in my last (third) year of my BA in Politics and Criminology. I joined the PPC because it provides an opportunity to reach out to our communities outside of the university walls, specifically in low-decile secondary schools. Outside of Uni life, I enjoy basketball, reading and a good old political discussion.

NANDINI SINGH

Hi, my name is Nandini and I am currently in the second year of my commerce degree majoring in Economics and Finance. I joined PPC because I care a lot about young people and I do believe there is a gap between our youth and politics. My role as a high school lead is to work towards closing that gap and advocating for civics education!

COMPETITION CO-LEADERS

LILY PATERSON

I’m Lily, I am currently in my third and final year of Health Science! I am part of PPC because I am interested in how public policy effects all aspects of life, especially how policy works to create better health outcomes in society. I love meeting and working with students from different areas to understand how public policy relates to them and their area of study. My hobbies are gymnastics, tramping and trying new foods!

RYAN CHOO

Hi! I am Ryan and I am a fourth year BA/BCom conjoint student. Public participation in policy-making is a factor I consider to be vital to any inclusive society. I seek to engage people of all backgrounds to participate in public policy through our events and competitions.