Hey, I’m Georgia, a 2020 graduate of the Pinnacle Programme. I am currently studying towards a double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. This area of study encompasses many of my passions including STEM, complex problem solving and helping others through innovative health technology. I endeavour to become a key contributor to the future generation of bionics and prosthetics. One of my current roles is the team lead of the Monash University HeartHack team. Hearthack, the world’s first Total Artificial Heart (TAH) competition, endeavours to generate create solutions and cultivate future experts to ease the burden of heart failure.
After attending an information evening for the Pinnacle Programme, I couldn’t wait to apply to become a student of the programme. I was immediately drawn in by the exciting prospect of meeting new people and facing new challenges. My Pinnacle journey began at my stage 1 induction day. This was an opportunity to truly reflect on who we were and who we wanted to grow to become within the programme. As I progressed through the programme, I was faced with many exciting opportunities and challenges through the completion of Spirit of Adventure, Outward Bound, and Kai Waho.
My Pinnacle journey has been incredibly rewarding through many unique experiences. The most rewarding aspect was the opportunity to meet a diverse range of incredible individuals. These individuals have not only challenged me to discover and embrace my true passions and aspirations in life, but they have given me the confidence to achieve them. I am forever grateful to have the privilege of being a part of a community of inspiring New Zealanders.