Otou asa le Ruby Rae Lupe Ah-Wai Macomber. Otou itu te Rotuma Oinafa ma Noa'tau.
Ruby is of proud Taveuni, Rotuman, Ngāpuhi and Scottish descent, currently residing in Tāmaki Makaurau. Ruby is completing her LLB/BA majoring in Psychology and Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland where she is a research assistant in Psychology and Pacific Studies. Both her whakapapa and lived experience power her passion for intersectional justice. She is currently Project Lead at Te Kāhui Youth Arts New Zealand, a kaupapa empowering equitable opportunities for creative self-expression, primarily based in Corrections and underserved communities. Ruby is a published and award-winning writer passionate about culturally informed communication, decolonisation and mana-enhancing storytelling.
Ruby is the recipient of numerous University of Auckland awards, including the Matariki Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Psychologies Award for 2020, 2021 and 2022, the University of Auckland Blues Awards: Major Pasifika Award; Arts & Culture, First in Course award for Pacific 200 and the Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarship.
The University of Auckland
Conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts major in Pacific Studies and Psychology - ongoing