Intern / Fellow
My name is Nathan Hotter and I am from Palmerston North, New Zealand. I have recently completed a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. My next step will be to begin my Honours at Victoria later this year. Throughout my time at university I have been deeply involved with United Nations Youth New Zealand, helping bring out of classroom learning experiences to students across the country. My international experience has given me a deep passion to learn more about the global community. I have just arrived back to New Zealand from Taipei after interning with the Taipei City Government Special Projects Office. Prior to my time in Taipei I had finished my degree on exchange at the National University of Singapore on the Prime Ministers Scholarship to Asia. The Global Island Partnership gives me the opportunity to put my experience to good use to help pursue the Sustainable Development Goals across global island communities. We are not the only inhabitants of our planet and at the moment we continue to damage ecosystems and drive species to extinction. With smart policy steps we can avert the damage we are causing and move toward a more sustainable future. GLISPA will give me the experience to develop my knowledge in these areas while also having an impact on our future path. We are currently living in difficult times and I am also excited to help island communities respond to the COVID-19 threat to minimise it’s damage on human life, a key policy area I was exploring in Taipei. Beyond my interest in the international realm I also love playing guitar, have a deep passion about space and love reading. I am eager to travel more when I am able to as well!