I went to school on Wadawurrung Country in Geelong, and have been between, there, home and Melbourne ever since. I have worked mainly in education, as Education Support at my old primary school, as well as a Student Mentor at Geelong Grammar for the young Indigenous students on Yalari scholarships. As well as KYC, I currently work at Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) as a Boarding Coordinator. Working with mob, especially the next generation, is a huge passion of mine.
I started at Koorie Youth Council late last year and have enjoyed working in the space, as it has exposed me to many more opportunities to be involved with mob as well as given me the opportunity to give others voice within our Koorie Community. I want to continue giving mob from all over the state a voice and to continue to be engaged with one another, as well as other communities and spaces, so that they can be a part of the positive change that we all strive for.
To be able to lead and facilitate events such as the Koorie Youth Summit is something that is very important to me and I hope that I am able to do those who have been involved, and put in the work before, me proud.
I’m just keen to get more involved with young mob around the state and engage with them! I want to gather mob more often and keep that engagement strong, so that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community here in Victoria, feel they have a voice that will be valued and heard.