Ihipera is a researcher for the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development (College). Ihipera is from Hukanui Marae, Gordonton and is a mother to a 1 year old boy. Ihipera has been involved at a governance level as a representative on Te Whakakitenga o Waikato, and has experience in indigenous research and policy while overseeing a number of water restoration projects at the College. Ihipera holds a Bachelor of Laws with a second major in Te Reo Maaori from Waikato University and is currently studying towards a Masters in Environment and Society.
“I am honoured and privileged to be part of the team, and look forward to the exciting opportunities that Te Ao Mārama School has to offer the community”