Kia ora, Olá! My name is Carolina Pires and I am a lab technician for food and soft technology at ANI since last year.
I am originally from Brazil and have moved to Auckland with my husband Thiago over a decade ago, where we have two gorgeous children, 6 and 3 years old. I am a former chef and had previously worked in a range of cafes, restaurants and pastry shops here in Auckland and back in Brazil.
This year I am starting a very exciting journey returning to be a student.
Outside work my family and I love to explore Auckland’s beautiful parks, beaches and tracks. Going outdoors is very popular at home and summer is definitely our favourite season. I am also a volunteer within the Brazilian community in Auckland, organizing cultural events and teaching Portuguese. As an immigrant I really value the children’s cultural backgrounds, and the academic life of a bilingual raised child is one of my main interests in education.
I am looking forward to working and having fun alongside the children again in 2021.