My name is Rebecca (Bex) and I am an optometrist working in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. I have just returned home from a year travelling around the world interspersed with some short term locum work in Australia. I graduated in 2013 and have been lucky enough to work in regional areas throughout NZ that have provided a great outdoor lifestyle. I love to run, hike and enjoy most sports , I play tennis and hockey. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful mountains to climb in NZ and on our travels we climbed Mount Kinabalu in Bornea which was my first time 'high altitude trekking', I have the bug for it now!

This will be my first volunteer trip and I'm really excited to be able to use my skills and training to provide eye care to a region that is so under-resourced and has such limited access to services.