My background undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance. I am currently completing a Doctor of Medicine. The Aurora Internship Program was an opportunity for me to connect with and gain more exposure to the Indigenous sector.
During the winter break of 2019 I spent 4 weeks interning at AbSec, the peak Aboriginal Corporation for child, family and community services in NSW as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
Over the winter break, I had an amazing opportunity to undertake an Aurora Commonwealth funded internship and travel to the remote Aboriginal community of Wadeye, in the Northern Territory. Wadeye has a population of approximately 3000 people from seven language group and 20 clans.
I am a proud Gamilaroi/Ularoi woman from Walgett in NSW. I have always had a passion for my culture and our ongoing struggle for human rights as Aboriginal people.
As a Master of Social Work student in my final year at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) I have been committed throughout my studies to developing my knowledge and capacity to help achieve better social justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
I applied for the Aurora Internship Program as an international development student with not a lot of exposure to working with an Aboriginal organisation, but a passion for social justice and a desire to learn more in a work environment.
I’ve been in Melbourne for 3 years undertaking my bachelor’s degree. As a Development Studies student, I always consider working in the Indigenous sector a great way to start my career; when I found about the Aurora Internship Program I didn’t hesitate to apply.