Kia ora! My name is Madalyn Thompson. I am in the last year of my Bachelor’s degree in English. Once I have graduated I will be pursuing my diploma in Early Childhood Education. I am originally from Whanganui but have lived in Palmerston North and I’m now settled in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. I love the diversity and experiences that this place has to offer. When I first moved to Wellington in 2022 I worked as a cook in an early childcare centre and it solidified my desire to work towards my teaching diploma. In my spare time I love relaxing with a good book, trying my hand at artistic projects, or sitting with my cats!