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Media Design School wants to do everything possible to help the students we enrol make the most of their opportunities.

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    Kendall Hunt

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      Admissions Team Leader

    With an English and Croatian heritage, Kendall was born and raised in Auckland and is a graduate of Graphic Design from Media Design School. Kendall has worked in the education sector for over six years in student support, marketing and admissions roles. She is driven to help people step towards a passionate career in the creative industries. Her interests are graphic and fashion design as well as travel.

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    Juan Castano

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      Admissions Executive

    Juan is a managerial economist who graduated in 1999 from the Autonoma University in Colombia. After his two first years on a logistics path he decided to explore New Zealand and study English. He has completed a Diploma in Business Management at Crown Institute of Studies and hopes to go on to study his Masters at Auckland University. Juan is more than happy to help students with any queries.

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    Daura Gonzalez

    • Position:

      Admissions Executive

    Originally from Chile in South America, Daura has a degree in interior design and worked as leading designer in an Architecture & Design Company in Chile as well as volunteering in a pro animal organization. She is interested in all areas of design, especially interior and fashion design. Photography is also one of her passions. Daura can speak Spanis, German and English.

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    Deborah Hollier

    • Position:

      Student Services Manager

    From the very first day of class, Deborah provides emotional support, pastoral care and guidance to students. She keeps them on track with studies, monitors attendance and organizes social activities. She can also refer students to healthcare providers and support networks outside of the school if required.

    Deborah is New Zealand born, has traveled extensively and  worked in London. She has 5 years experience in education, in pastoral care, home-stay support and student based events. Deborah is passionate about the welfare of students and encouraging them to do their very best. Family and travel are her favorite passions.

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    Zoe Hoeberigs

    • Position:

      Domestic Relationships Manager

    Zoe Hoeberigs gained her BFA at Elam School of Fine Arts and completed a postgraduate diploma in Secondary School Teaching at the University of Auckland.  She has worked as a high school teacher in Art, Design, Photography, Art History and Junior Graphics and recently completed her Masters of Arts Management at AUT. Her role at Media Design School is centered on building relationships with secondary schools to communicate what sets Media Design School apart and developing interesting educational experiences to motivate study and career confidence in digital and creative technologies.

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    Lauren Abrahams

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      Admissions and Marketing Assistant

    Lauren was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2002. She is currently finishing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in marketing and event management. Lauren loves meeting new people and is happy to help with any questions students have about studying at Media Design School. She speaks Afrikaans in addition to English.