Hera joined Plunket in January 2015. She is a native speaker of te reo maori me ona tikanga. Her iwi affiliations include Ngai Tuhoe, Te Whanau Apanui, Tuwharetoa.
Prior to joining Plunket Hera held positions in the Ministry of Education, Wananga mainstream and kura education settings. She has been a Lecturer at Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi and Te Wananga of Raukawa in Early Childhood, Graduate and Masters programmes. Her most recent management position was in the National Office of the Ministry of Education.
Hera is completing a post doctoral degree at Te Awanuiarangi.