University changed my life
I come from a strong Aboriginal family so I never doubted my heritage, but I did learn a thing or two once I completed year 12 and went on to study at The University of Western Australia.
It was there I learnt a more comprehensive history of Australia’s past and the sheer breadth of the social injustices done to our people.
University changed my life. It gave me new Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mates who believed in equality for all people and we connected together as Australians on the same journey towards a career.
University is a magical place that mixes a whole world of different people together and you learn about life like never before.
Uni gave me the confidence to be responsible for the direction my life took. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science and that has taken me all around Australia. Now I’m the CEO for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA). NASCA uses sports and sports role models to encourage Aboriginal kids to stay on and complete school, lead healthy lifestyles and aim for a career of their choosing.
I believe in supporting young people to be the best they can be, in finishing school and gaining a tertiary qualification. With it you can change your life – and you may change the lives of others. Good luck to you!