My adventurous parents and I moved from Bulgaria to Auckland in the early '90s. After studying law and computer science and qualifying as a patent attorney, I've spent the last ten years protecting Kiwi ingenuity around the world. As a “side hustle”, I co-founded an edu-tech startup automating private math tutoring, and I'm presently helping grow a family solar business to make NZ a bit greener. My husband and I have a two-year-old daughter and another baby on the way! For fun (when I'm not expecting...) I enjoy aerial silks and hoops, rock climbing, snow sports, and target pistol shooting.

I want to join ACT’s mission to foster free enterprise and innovation to empower aspiring New Zealanders to transform their visions into reality: so that my daughter can have even better opportunities than what my parents offered me by moving to New Zealand.