Hello and welcome to Youthfund! I’m Jesse Medcalf, and I’m a University of Auckland Law and Arts Student and past Head Boy of Westlake Boys’. I’m a highly passionate student that hasn’t yet learned that you can’t do everything. I take a real interest in the community, and Youthfund is really helping to give back to a place that has given me so much. I’m a straight-talking, relaxed member of the team and I’ll never shy away from a bit of banter. I take a keen interest in economics, politics and philosophy, and I never miss a Warriors match.
Hey I'm Elspeth! Currently studying a Bachelor of Business and Communications at AUT. Always keen to keep busy, so I dabble in various areas. This year I am Vice President for the AUT Student Movement (AuSM), sit on the Auckland Museum Youth Advisory Group & Institue Council, as well as help out on the TEDxAuckland crew. Love meeting new people with innovative ideas. I joined the Youthfund team back in 2013, believing we should give back what we take from the community. If you have a cool idea for a project benefiting youth in Auckland, please get in touch!
Hi, my name is Liam! I study a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland, with majors in Economics and Accounting. As well as working in accountancy, I am the treasurer of the University of Auckland Debating society, and the convener for the Junior Open Grade in Auckland Schools Debating. I also coach the Northland Regional Debating team. In my spare time, I love watching and participating in sports, primarily basketball, rugby and American football. I joined the Youthfund board with hopes of truly making a difference to youth in the local community. Youthfund has enabled me to do just that.
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