Languages: Languages: English, Samoan
Ualesi was born and raised in Samoa and she migrated with her family to NZ 15 years ago. Prior to working for SouthSeas, she worked for over 12 years at an NGO in their Drug and Alcohol Service. Ualesi wanted change and was fortunate to join the Gambling team of SouthSeas as a Gambling Practitioner. She has a degree in Social Work and is currently undertaking studies in Applied Addiction. She speaks Samoan and English fluently. Her passion is to work with people, who for some reason have been influenced/caught up with pressure/addictions in life. Ualesi likes dialoguing with people and has a listening ear for the issues they bring and working together to find the best solutions and options for them. She believes that working in partnership with people seeking help will steer them to achieving their goals, creating a brighter future.