Priyanca strongly believes that everyone - regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality or socio-economic status – should have the opportunity to live with dignity. That means equitable access to affordable housing, quality education and decent, secure work. It also means that everyone should feel safe both in their homes and on the streets. She has spent over a decade working as an advocate and policy analyst with some of the most vulnerable members of society - women survivors of domestic violence, and migrant workers who have been exploited. She currently works as a policy advisor to the Labour Party, specifically working with ethnic communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Priyanca has lived and worked overseas, and around Aotearoa NZ. She engages well with people across communities and loves meeting new people. She has spent her work life advocating on behalf of groups of people and lobbying government for positive change.
For Priyanca, politics is about choices. She believes that decision-making should be community-led and should lead to better outcomes for everyone, not just the privileged few.
Priyanca is a proud union member. She is also a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network and the National Council of Women (Auckland). She lives in Auckland with her husband and two lovely rescue dogs. She is also passionate about animal rights and dog-friendly spaces.