Kia ora, I’m Aleisha, a sustainability enthusiast, nature lover and adventurer. With a background in environmental science and hydrology, I have worked professionally in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. In 2017 I completed a Master of Science in Education for Sustainability with my dissertation focusing on how experiences in nature influence the development of pro-environmental behaviours. I am passionate about exploring different ways of learning to live happier, more fulfilled and less damaging lifestyles. I love being in the outdoors (usually by bike or on foot), photographing my adventures and often writing bits and pieces along the way. You may also find me creating things with fabric or wool (knitting, sewing and crochet), doing yoga or cooking. Originally from New Zealand/Aotearoa, I am currently based in Ranong, Thailand.
Aside from my professional work, I’ve had many varied work and volunteer experiences including being a community climate change champion in Edinburgh, volunteering on a conservation project in Paraguay, working at an Aboriginal children and family development centre and organising ski lessons in Canada, working in textile factories, teaching children to swim, waitressing at cafes and restaurants and selling sports clothing and equipment. In 2016, while based in Brisbane, I spent time volunteering at an amazing charity called OzHarvest who rescue food which would otherwise go to landfill and distribute it to those in need. I am currently volunteering as a teacher with the Marist Asia Foundation in Thailand, working with Burmese migrants who have come here in search of better economic opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of the education programme here: