I'm proud to be the first Indigenous pharmacist in the NT
I am a descendant of the Maranunngu (Daly River) people. My Grandparents were taken away as children during the stolen generation and gained little education. I am proud to represent them as the first member of our family to complete tertiary studies.
I chose to enrol and study pharmacy at Charles Darwin University (CDU), so I didn’t have to leave my hometown. This greatly assisted me in facing new challenges such as balancing my full-time study load with my representative hockey and other sporting commitments, as well as other extra-curricular commitments.
My first two years of study were the toughest. Fortunately I received awesome support from CDU's Indigenous Support Unit, all my lecturers and my wonderful family. I'm proud to be the first Indigenous pharmacist in the Northern Territory and in January I commenced my degree in medicine.
I want to contribute to improving health outcomes for all Territorians. Education is the key to a successful life. I want to see more Indigenous students move forward to undergraduate study, especially in the health field. We can make a difference and help to bridge the gap in Indigenous disadvantage and contribute to a better future for Indigenous people.