Annie Broughton (she, her) was born and grew up just outside of Ōtautahi Christchurch in Aotearoa New Zealand. She moved to the capital city, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington to do a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Theatre, and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. This included a year on exchange at American University in Washington D.C.
After graduating, Annie did a variety of jobs: lifeguarding, working on a political party election campaign, and working on theatre shows. She also hiked in Nepal and travelled in Europe before completing an internship in the Human Rights team at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Annie has been working for the New Zealand government in various roles for the past four years. She has worked on Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) settlements between Crown and iwi (tribes), on the Government’s response to an inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous women in New Zealand, and in social and international Indigenous policy. She has decided to return to study because she wants to have more space to think about big ideas.
Annie is interested in a variety of areas, including Indigenous wellbeing, the ongoing impacts of colonisation, gender studies, the impacts of collective and individualistic societies, and constitutional reform.
Annie loves going to cafes and being outside, particularly hiking or swimming in the ocean.