Heloisa Hartuwig De Freitas

Kaitūhono Mātāmua | Junior Consultant
Brasil

Heloisa is an experienced consultant with particular interest in working on projects at the interface between policy, legislation, and te Tiriti. Heloisa has worked with government entities and NGOs across New Zealand and the Pacific, advising on projects involving all stages of the policy cycle from problem definition and research through to consultation and implementation.

Born in Brazil, Heloisa has called Aotearoa home for over a decade. She holds a conjoint law and arts degree from the University of Auckland, and is enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Heloisa is motivated by the desire to support vulnerable and underrepresented communities and promote sustainable and equitable policy development in
New Zealand.

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Dave Agnew

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Mikayla Thompson

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