Your mentor team for 2017!
We are here to organise and run events in the four main areas the Locals Programme targets: Academic, Social and Volunteering, plus we also have a schools mentor to make sure we are getting the year 13’s this year excited to join us! Then there is the Locals Intern to make sure everything is running smoothly!
Get to know us a little bit here and we look forward to meeting you all in O-Week!

Damon Lillis
Locals Intern
Hey everyone! I'm Damon and I'm the Locals Intern for 2017. I grew up in Dunedin and went to Logan Park High School. I graduated last year with a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Sociology and am doing my Honours this year. This year i'm really looking forward to being part of the Locals Programme again after having a years break. I'm really excited see how the programme has grown and to help it grow even more so that we can give you all as much support as we can!
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Jehoon Mun
Academic Mentor
Hey Guys! My name is Jehoon, and i am your Academic Mentor for this year! I'm here to help you guys have the best year possible academically :). Believe it or not I'm born and raised right here in Dunedin, and im in my second year of studying a LLB/BA (A Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts). I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you guys, and hopefully helping you have a first year to remember!
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Darriane Webb
Social Mentor
Hey guys! My name is Darriane, but i go by Dazzy (way easier to say/remember) :). I'm your 2017 Social Mentor! Originally born and raised in Auckland, Dunedin has become my home. I'm currently studying a BSc in Zoology with a minor in Ecology which is a whole lot of fun. This year i'm looking forward to improving, growing, and adding even more social events and experiences for you all to enjoy! Get ready for a fun packed year! (NOT TO MENTION THE BALL!!! :D) See ya round HQ! :)
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Sophia Taing
Volunteer Mentor
Hi, I'm Sophia, the 2017 Locals Volunteer Mentor! I'm currently doing my second year of a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Management and Marketing. Locals has been a highlight of 2016 where i was able to meet new friends, form study groups, and get settled. I'm excited to see what 2017 Locals has in store for you guys. Get ready for a fun year of new opportunities!
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Josh Whitney
Schools Mentor
Hi, I'm Josh, I'm the Schools Mentor for Locals 2017. I'm from Brisbane Australia, but went to school at James Hargest in Invercargill. I'm now in my second year at Uni, doing a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology. I'm hoping to help make an even better Locals experience for 2017 than the already great one i got last year!
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