Te Taiawatea is a Tai Moana (Senior Policy Analyst) at Te Ohu Kaimoana. She is passionate about supporting the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi in sustainable environmental management and development. She joined Te Ohu Kaimoana in April 2019 and works primarily on fisheries policy and management.
Prior to joining Te Ohu Kaimoana, Te Taiawatea worked at the Environmental Protection Authority in Māori Policy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Oceania Regional Office as the Pacific Ocean Summit Officer.
Te Taiawatea holds a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology (Victoria University of Wellington and University of New South Wales), and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology (Victoria University of Wellington).