Where are you from? I am a proud Gunditjmara, Narrunga, Wemba Wemba and Gunnai woman originally from Melbourne but has lived in country Victoria as well as regional South Australia.
What are you excited about? I have always encouraged younger generations to try their best and I try to set a good example for them and be someone they can look up to. I am also passionate in Community engagement and have a tremendous love and respect for elders as they created the paths for us today.
What does a day in the Foundation look like for you? I started at Clothing the Gaps as a casual doing tasks like folding and pick packing products. I then progressed to getting my first traineeship with AFL Sports Ready studying a Certificate 3 in Business as part of my work with the Foundation. I’m looking forward to finishing my traineeship this year. I also enjoy getting to work with Lena, hanging out with Community and ensuring people are living their best healthy lives as possible.
What are you proud of? I finished my Year 12 Victorian Certificate of Education boarding at Caulfield Grammar School in 2019.
Since achieving my VCE, I jumped straight into the workforce with Clothing the Gaps. Some of the projects I’ve been involved with and am proud of is:
Co-hosting in the Wellah Women Online Retreat
Helping administrate Koorie Circle workshops
Participating in Clothing the Gaps Foundation virtual runs
Working in Clothing the Gaps distribution centre and retail store
I am also heavily involved in Community sports such as netball and basketball. I given the opportunity to go play for the Australian Indigenous Budgies netball team in a worldwide competition held in New Zealand, an experience I will never forget and something I am immensely proud of.