Carel Smith

MAI Journal Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Indigenous Affiliation(s): 
Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi
Te Aitanga ā-Māhaki

Carel is NPM’s MAI Journal Coordinator and oversees the production of articles submitted to MAI journal from submission through to publication.

Carel holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Māori Studies (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Otago. She also holds a Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga o te reo Kairangi from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Carel has previously worked in the field of education. More recently she was at the Ministry of Education supporting the education outcomes of Māori tauira and their whanau. Prior to that she worked for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Ltd where she contributed to the design, implementation, and evaluation of education projects and programmes until becoming the Executive Officer responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of the organization and support the CE and Board of Directors to meet their outcomes. Carel has a passion for improving the outcomes for Māori whānau and communities, as well as te reo Māori.