Teagan Goolmeer is a proud Arabana descendant, her family are displaced people as a result of the Stolen Generations and have lived off Country for three generations. She grew up in Awabakal Country and has worked in the public sector across three states. She currently lives with her young family on Birpai Country.
Teagan has worked in the community engagement and environmental sector for over 10 years including in NSW, QLD and WA as well as at an international level as an ambassador to the World Indigenous Network.
Teagan has: a Bachelor of Education; Bachelor of Applied Science; and a Masters in Marine Science and Management. She is currently undertaking a PhD with the University of Melbourne; Investigating systemic changes to empower Indigenous Land and Sea Managers in biodiversity conservation.
Teagan believes the answer to the conservation issues facing Australia lie in the Indigenous-led use of Traditional Knowledge.