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Our mission

To connect schools/kura, businesses and STEM outreach providers to enhance Aotearoa New Zealand’s STEM education, giving every learner the opportunity to engage with real-world mātauranga Māori, science and technology.

Our vision

A diverse and equitable STEM-literate Aotearoa New Zealand.

SAA Team

Ying Yang

SAA Manager


Jonathan Longstaff

Operations & Communications Officer


Sneh Patel

STEM Project Manager

Dr Rajshree Krishnan

Data & Evidence Manager

STEM Alliance Aotearoa is hosted by Te Hononga Akoranga COMET, a charitable trust aiming to make education more equitable and accessible for all. We work with partners across industry and the education sector to create more equitable STEM pathways, supporting science participation in the community and building STEM literacy and capability. We ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are a key focus within the work that we do.

Steering Group

STEM Alliance Aotearoa is led by a steering group consisting of representatives from across the STEM sectors including business, research and education.

Julie Baker

Education Lead, MOTAT

Shanandore Brown

Te Wharekura o Mauao

Jay Malhotra

Head of Science, Tamaki College

Peter Dong

Founder and CEO, Byte Ed

Gael Oglive

Member Waste Advisory Board, Ministry for the Environment

Dr Elizabeth Somervell

Air Quality Scientist,


Melvin Din

Lecturer in STEAM learning, MIT

Kate Stevenson

Forensic Scientist, ESR

Members and Partners
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