Hello! My name is Ayisha, and I am a 17-year-old from the Hauraki Plains and am currently in stage 1 of the Pinnacle Programme. I devote a lot of my time into clay target shooting, and have been doing so competitively for five years now. I am a self-motivated individual who is inspired by my aspirations. I have a strong desire for success and the determination to overcome any obstacles in my path.
Recently I qualified for the 2023 world open Women's DTL Team as well as the 2023 World Junior DTL Team. These teams were selected based off of the 2022 DTL Shooting Season’s results, with me being one of the highest scoring females and juniors in New Zealand this year.
Next year, I intend to study a bachelor's degree in urban planning at the University of Auckland. With this degree, I aspire to make genuine societal change. As cities become increasingly overcrowded and resources become scarce, urban planning has become a much-needed discipline. It is critical to act in light of the ongoing concerns of global warming and environmental devastation.
I hope to provide solutions to the rising health issues caused by poor sanitation, overpopulation, and pollution, thereby improving the welfare of people and societies by transforming urban areas and communities into healthier, more efficient spaces. My ultimate goal is to see the whole world and work to improve the living conditions of people everywhere.
“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, for an hour, for a day, or even a year, but eventually, it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” - Lance Armstrong