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Introducing Susan Afoa

Posted on 03/06/2020 by

Welcome Susan! She is a new tutor at our Botany campus.

Mauri, Talofa Lava and Kia ora! 

My name is Susan Afoa and I am a new tutor at ITC Botany. I am of I-Kiribati and Samoan heritage, but have lived in NZ my whole life. 

Domestically, I have travelled as far as Christchurch and internationally, only as far as Kiribati, but I definitely still have more countries on my bucket list. During my spare time, I love to dance, listen to music, sing, do fitness workouts and spend quality time with family. My list can go on but let’s just keep it short and say, anything that involves fun or interesting, get me involved! 

Back in 2012, I enrolled at ITC as a student studying Level 3 and 4 Travel and Tourism, wanting to achieve my dream for working for Air NZ one day. Coming to the end of my Level 4 course, I had the opportunity to do work experience at JUCY Rentals, Auckland Airport and after that week, was grateful to be offered a full-time job as a Customer Service Representative. 

From then, I had been working for JUCY for over 7 years and loved every moment of my JUCY life. I did numerous roles and progressed over the years into management. Looking back, not only did I gain a lot of knowledge and experience within the industry, but I also grew and learnt a lot about myself.  You can say that green and purple was definitely running through my veins then, but it was time for a new challenge.

So, here I am.  I decided that I wanted to be able to help motivate and inspire other fellow ITC students achieve their goals who I once was also in their shoes at this very college and be able to understand and relate to exactly what they are going through.

My favourite quote is: If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you!

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One Response to “Introducing Susan Afoa”

  1. Lesley Brough says:

    Welcome Susan!

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