Meet our Team

Do you need help deciding what to study or if MIT is the right fit for you?

Our friendly Schools and Community team can help support you as you transition into further study.

From providing study options, programme information, on-campus experiences, campus tours and assisting you through our application process - our team are here to help.

Contact us today to make an appointment.

  • Lorna Fa’alafi

    Team Leader, Schools & Community

    Phone: 022 0140 605
    Email: lorna.fa’


    Lorna was born and raised in West Auckland but adopted South Auckland as her new home when she and her husband bought their first home in Papakura.

    She has been working at MIT since 2017. Starting in the Pasifika Development Office then moved across to the Schools and Community team in 2018. For many years Lorna was a primary school teacher and has always valued quality education as an opportunity for a better quality of life.

    She believes MIT offers many great opportunities for young and old, and she is proud to be a part of a tertiary provider that has been serving South Auckland for more than 50 years.

    Outside of work she loves teaching Samoan dancing for young girls aged 5y-12y and empowering confidence to value Samoan culture. Her happy place is chilling with her husband and two children.

  • Tusi Perez

    Schools and Community Administrator

    Phone: 027 568 8621


    Tusi was born and raised in Auckland. She is the Schools and Community Administrator and supports the liaison team with events, activities and other initiatives. She believes the best thing about her role is seeing people pathway into further education and realizing their goals and aspirations through tertiary study.

    Outside of work Tusi likes to spend quality time with her family and she capturing memories through photography.