I am a Dharumbal Traditional Owner and am proud to work and take care of my Country in the same space. I am privileged to create positive change on a daily basis.
I always had a passion for the environment and for sharing my knowledge and experiences with a wide range of audiences. This passion lead me first to a role with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, then the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and eventually to my current role as the Indigenous Widening Participation Officer at CQUniversity where I am responsible for the delivery of the Indigenous Land & Sea Education Program, Indigenous Youth Sports Program, I-Access and an in-class Indigenous Self-Awareness Program for Indigenous students from years 5-12.
The Rockhampton Campus’ location on my traditional country is important to me both as a workplace and when I was deciding where to study.
The challenges of studying (including conquering my own fears) have definitely been worth it, my degree assisted my thinking, research, writing and communication skills, and has had a flow on effect of increasing my experiences and opportunities.
My career highlights include presenting at an international conference and training people in my passions.