When I’m not writing my Psychology honours thesis, I volunteer at Banksia Gardens Community Centre for the afternoon study-group. I really enjoy helping kids develop confidence, and the staff at Banksia Gardens are great company. I consider myself very lucky to have found something meaningful that I can be part of.
I also work as a stage-lighting technician on a casual basis and have a keen interest in the ways in which technology can be used in practical and creative applications.
What do you love about GPAN?
I believe that you should always be willing to challenge your preconceptions - GPAN has been very effective in challenging how I see myself and others! I also love how openly we share our thoughts and experiences with each other at each fortnightly meeting. Family violence and entrenched sexism is a confronting subject to unpack, but I always feel supported and respected by our team and try to be respectful and supportive in return. That we are banding together to create support networks and education around this issue is inspiring and I have every confidence that we will change our communities for the better.
A bit about you
My main interests are music, Australian Rules Football, healthy living, and my crazy Kelpie, Poppy. I love seeing the newly launched VFLW Hawks have great success – the difference Women’s football has made in dismantling several ingrained gender stereotypes should not be underestimated.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I am confident that I will have established a career with a community services organisation like Banksia Gardens.