Uni has been a collection of the most amazing experiences
I commenced my double degree in Aboriginal Studies and Social Work at the University of South Australia in 2006 and I expect to graduate at the end of 2011. Once I've graduated, I hope to go on to postgraduate studies.
University is an amazing experience but I have faced several hurdles during this time. I returned home for the births of my three gorgeous sons (my sister's children) and several passings in the family. This meant taking from a week up to a month's leave each time to support my family.
My studies have enabled me to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Over the past six years I have been involved with various secondary and tertiary institutions in South Australia and Queensland, assisting in providing holistic care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
I am currently working as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tutor at St Peter’s Lutheran College in Brisbane and also as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordinator at Emmanuel College.
University has been a collection of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Studying at university not only assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in advancing in their careers, but provides opportunities to build personal and professional relationships with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.