Chantelle Cobby

Research and Communications

Chantelle Cobby is our behind the scenes miracle worker and super woman of many talents. Chantelle values passion, drive, ambition, balance, and she walks the talk! She’s the person we call when we need a hand with, well, anything. So it was great to have a chat with her about who she is and why she decided to give Seed Waikato her all.

Who inspires you?

Definitely Daniel Flynn (co-founder of Thankyou) - I will forever be inspired by how he saw an issue that made him uncomfortable, and relentlessly pursued a solution, to bring about the change he wanted to see. And of course, my friends and family are constant sources of inspiration

Where is your favourite place in the Waikato?

I absolutely love having picnics by the lakes at Waikato University, but Victoria on the River has a soft spot too!

What do you spend your time on?

As a Communications student at Waikato University, that's definitely where most of my time goes! Otherwise, I love getting involved in all sorts of community work and in my down time I like watching movies, spending time with my friends, exploring new places, baking and rock'n'roll dancing.

What colour crayon are you and why?

Gold? I'm not sure if crayons even come in gold ... but I just love goldstone - it's so pretty, and represents passion, drive, ambition and empowerment, as well as balance - which I think are super important qualities and reflect who I am.

What inspired you to join Seed Waikato?

I absolutely love any sort of community initiatives/events that bring people together to collaborate and be inspired, and I think the possibilities within Seed Waikato for this are endless. I truly respect and appreciate all that our movement stands for. Pretty much as soon as I heard about what Seed Waikato was doing, I was inspired to jump on board. I knew being a part of making the magic happen would be an amazing experience. I just couldn't miss it.

What does Seed Waikato mean to you?

Seed Waikato represents an amazing group of young people, who I am endlessly learning from and being inspired by. Being involved with Seed is an opportunity for myself and others to learn new skills, and develop and practice existing skills, in a way that positively impacts and bridges community connections.

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