Jacinta is a Jaru woman from Western Australia, and a single mother to three boys. Jac was adopted and raised in Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Visual Art) from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Certificate in Business Marketing from Swinburne University. Jacinta has worked previously in the area of Indigenous Student Support at a number of Melbourne Universities. Jacinta currently works and is a PhD Candidate through the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre at Monash University.