Kern Mangan-Walker studied Development Studies, Anthropology and International Relations. He's spent the last two years working for Generation Zero as their fundraising director in addition to various organizations in the not-for-profit sector. Over the years he's had a few things published including an Op-Ed in the Dominion Post, an article in Communicator Magazine and several in community newspapers. Kern has also appeared on The Morning Report, North and South Magazine and Media Take as a spokesperson on youth climate issues. Recently he's jumped across the ditch to Melbourne for a while where he's currently drinking too much coffee and trying not to catch an Australian accent. Kern is still yet to meet another person with the same name as him.