“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Winnie the Pooh

Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez

IAA Licensed Immigration Adviser No: 201500631

Ivy’s first experience with Pathways was shortly after her arrival in New Zealand, following a particularly difficult immigration issue. Having experienced first-hand how Pathways can make a difference, we were delighted when Ivy decided to join the team in June 2013.

Initially working as Pathways’ Receptionist and Administrator, Ivy’s role developed into the position of Executive Assistant; supporting the Directors in administering their case load, and providing essential administrative support. Ivy successfully graduated from the Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice in 2014 and now holds a Full Immigration Adviser License. She works as part of enquiry team advising clients at their first stage of engagement with Pathways as well as managing her own busy case load.

Ivy graduated from the University of the Philippines in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (Journalism and Broadcasting), before emigrating to New Zealand in 2006. In her early career, Ivy worked as a Customer Service Specialist for the Inland Revenue Department, before graduating from the University of Waikato in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws. She was admitted as an Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in October that year.

Ivy is married with two young children who keep her very busy outside of work. When she has the time, she likes to read, cook or bake. Ivy says that her acts of service to her family are therapeutic – sometimes tiring, but very rewarding.