Ingrid Jones

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Ko Pirongia te maunga

Ko Waikato te awa

Nō Kirikiriroa ahau

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I am someone who passionately believes that the world can be a different and a better place than it is today, and I get a great sense of fulfilment out of doing work which realises this goal. I am particularly passionate about disability rights, addressing climate change and inequality.

In March 2019 I finished my PhD on disability rights, and I moved from Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) to Palmerston North to start working with the Disability System Transformation Prototype. I have two roles with two disabled person’s organisations, which are focused on growing disability leadership and ensuring a strong disabled person’s voice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

I also believe in the importance of work-life balance. In my spare time I enjoy biking, tramping, snowboarding, surfing, playing my piano accordion, playing board games, reading, playing with my cat, going to the theatre and generally taking up all the opportunities life has to offer.