I am a Ngarigu woman of the Snowy Mountains in Southern New South Wales, Australia. I have studied widely, in Australia, Japan and Mexico particularly in the fields of linguistics, anthropology, visual arts, education, archaeology and language learning. I have a BAHons(1st) in anthropology from the University of Sydney. My PhD is in linguistics from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. I have a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education from the University of Canberra. I am now research Professor at the University of Sydney where I work with Professor Shane Houston, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services. In my role I support Indigenous researchers and research projects across the University, with other Australuan universities and internationally to get the best possible research outcomes for Indigenous peoples worldwide.