Warden University Flats
Wenyi (Joy) Zhou
Maintenance and Community Support Assistant
I'm Margot and I'm in my 5th year of university. I've completed a bachelor in biomedical Science in Infection and immunity as well as a PgDip and am now studying a masters in microbiology and immunology. I'm half French, half kiwi and have spent equal amounts of time living in both countries. I love to travel and explore new places whether it's through tramping, road trips, camping etc. I have a passion for photography, painting and sports. Dunedin has a lot of opportunities on offer so make sure you get involved! I look forward to seeing you around, and please don't hesitate to come chat with us!
Kia Ora, my name is Grace, and I am a fourth year Otago University student. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Psychology and will hopefully start my honours in either history or psych in semester two. I have engaged with many of Otago universities opportunities over my last 3 years including going on exchange to Ireland, completing an internship and being a kiwi host. I am passionate about fitness and have been a fitness instructor at UNIPOL since my first year at university and while I am a terrible volleyball player, I love to get involved with social sport in whatever aspect. I also love to bake and am known for my brownies, slices and cheesecakes! I hope you enjoy your time with both UNIFLATS and Otago University.
Hey! I’m Jessie and I’m one of the Uniflats Sub-Wardens and Kiwihosts for this year. I’m currently in my fourth year studying Chinese, chemistry and a little bit of music which is definitely an interesting mix...like me! I’m half Malaysian-Chinese and half Kiwi so I’m always having an identity crisis (iykyk). I was born in Malaysia and moved to Timaru when I was five. I enjoy singing and FOOD with friends! I also love watching Netflix and musicals. If you see me around (I’ll probably be in the something orange) feel free to come over and chat with me and maybe we can exchange favourite food spots :)
Hello, I’m Katie! This is my 5th year studying at Otago and I study Law and PPE, although it did take me a little bit of time to decide this was the path I wanted to take. I’m originally from the stunning Queenstown and love to make the most of what it has on offer. Skiing, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors are high on my list of hobbies but I also play rugby here in Dunedin, so if you’re interested in getting involved with any of these please don’t hesitate to get in touch! I was lucky enough to Kiwi host for the first-time last year and loved being a part of the UniFlats family, so I am stoked to be a Sub-Warden this year. If you see me around come and say hi, I am happy to help however I can!
Hello! My name is Linbei and I'm one of Uni Flat's Sub-Wardens this year. Growing up, I've lived in a couple of different countries (China, America, Canada) and have now been lucky enough to call New Zealand my home for the past 9 years! I went to high school in Hamilton and came to Dunedin for university - I am currently in my 4th year studying dentistry. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing the violin, baking (and eating) and spending time in nature! I also love snowboarding and tramping so I'm excited to get out and explore more of the South Island. Can't wait to meet you all and I hope you make the most out of our wonderful Uni Flats community!
Hello! My name is Casey and I am currently working on my Masters in Communication and Media Studies. I am originally from Seattle, but also spent a lot of time in Dunedin growing up. During the winter you can always find me in the mountains, I’ve been skiing since I could walk. I love to read and hike around the foothills when I’m not studying.
Kia Ora, my name is Paige. This is my first year as a Sub-Warden and I’m super excited to be part of the Uni Flats team! I’m studying Biomedical Science with a major in Functional Human Biology, so if you need help with CHEM 191, HUBS and PHSI 191 papers, let me know! I moved to Dunedin from Kaikohe (a tiny town in Northland) and although I get homesick sometimes, I’ve found Dunedin has loads to offer! Whether you like trails, laser tag or just a good eggs benny, this place has something for everyone!In my spare time I love to sing, dance and explore Dunedin - if you see me out and about, come say “Hi”! :-) I also love to beat the other residential colleges (#UniFlatsForTheWin) and I strongly encourage you to get involved! Let’s make this a great year!
Kia ora, I'm Aimee! This is my fifth and final year at Otago. I am originally from Wellington but have lived in the South Island for the last 9 years - moving to Invercargill just before high school, and then straight to Dunedin for Uni. I have completed my BSc in Zoology (with a Genetics minor), and am now half-way through my Master of Science in Zoology. I have been with UniFlats as a Kiwi Host for the last 3 semesters, and am super excited for my first year as a Sub-Warden! When I'm not at the Zoology Department, you can usually find me somewhere outside, running, hiking, climbing, or snowboarding. I'm also a Lab Demonstrator for a couple of 100 and 200 level papers, so if you see me in the labs or around uni say hi - I'm always keen for a yarn!
Kia ora Uniflats whānau, my name’s Lathan, I’m a third year medical student with a (not so hidden) passion for public health. I entered via the graduate pathway after completing a physiology degree. I'm originally from Wellington and I am a certified nature boy. I love going out tramping and going for runs. You can also catch me at OUSA’s causal yoga trying to touch my toes or going to watch shows at the local theatre. I’m a sucker for big picture ideas so feel free to hit me up for yarns.
Kia ora, my name is Amabelle and I am really excited to be one of your Kiwi Hosts and Sub-wardens for 2021! This year is my fourth year here at Otago University. I moved from Christchurch in 2018 to study First Year Health Science and during the first semester, I discovered my passion for neuroscience. I have now graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience and will be starting honours this year. My research is investigating how stress may impact mental health. Aside from study, I love being outdoors tramping, swimming, doing athletics and playing hockey. I also love to meet new people and am looking forward to getting to know you all. I was a Kiwi Host last year so this will be my second year in the UniFlats community. Starting your first year of university, flatting for the first time or being in a new country are all daunting things but UniFlats is a positive and welcoming community which I love being a part of and I know you will too. Feel free to approach me whenever you see me around campus or at events. 2021 is going to be a great year here at UniFlats!