TJ Aumua is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Communication Studies with a major in journalism and a minor in screen writing. She also gained an Honours degree in Communication Studies in 2015.
She has been a contributor for the Pacific Media Centre and Pacific Scoop and was a summer research intern with Pacific Journalism Review. She is now Pacific Media Watch contributing editor for 2016. TJ writes:
"I’m currently furthering my studies with a BCS (Honours) year at AUT University. I have a passion for people and humanitarian work. I am of mixed descent (Samoan, Fijian and English) and I have been brought up surrounded by the values of the Baha’i faith and the Presbyterian religion.
"Having intertwining cultures and religions has always made me interested and eager to learn about other people’s cultures, ethnicities and the differences this brings to the world.
"It is also what fuels my passion for writing stories, which help voice minority concerns, promotes human welfare and Pacific success.
"I also enjoy photography, animation and anything outdoors."