I am a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation (North-West NSW), and I grew up in Western Sydney and now live in Canberra. I have qualifications - Masters of Science (Hydrogeology) from UTS and Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from ACU #STEMORIGINAL. I am currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology and part-time Indigenous Engagement Officer for Threatened Species Recovery Hub as a part of NESP. I was previously employed by NSW DPI Water as the Team Leader Aboriginal Water Initiative (AWI), and was honored to lead the only dedicated Aboriginal water unit in Australia for nearly 5 year. I have also been employed by CSIRO, NSW DECC and EPA and in consulting.