Ish, 17, is a student at One Tree Hill college, Auckland. She is a Prefect, Environment Captain and the student representative on the One Tree Hill College Board of Trustees. Ish is a Auckland Council Youth Leader for Make a Difference and an Intern for Fletcher Building’s Environmental Team. She received a First Foundation $22,000 Academic Scholarship and is a recipient of the Maungakeikei Award for Leadership in Environment, Community, Heritage and Cultural projects 2015-2016. She has organised a number of beach clean ups, has volunteered for Motutapu Restoration Trust and is currently completing her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.