Fiona completed a Certificate in Teaching People with Disabilities at AUT in 1995 before spending several years as a support worker for people with disabilities. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Ministries at Laidlaw College in 2007, a degree which combined her appreciation for theological study with her passion for youth work. In 2008, Fiona was appointed to two part-time roles – one as the Director of Youth at Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church and the other as Student Leaders Co-ordinator at Laidlaw College. In 2012 Fiona joined the team at Laidlaw on a full-time basis. She is PA to the Academic Dean, helping in his areas of research collaboration and as sub-editor of the Stimulus Journal. She also works in a supporting role with students who have registered with disabilities and illnesses as well as working on disability initiatives at Laidlaw.