What is your dream?
My ultimate dream it to become an environmental scientist, in order to conserve and protect the environment. I would like to make a global influence to the way in which individuals and industries perceive climate change. Protecting endangered animals and highlighting indigenous cultures from all around the world, including my own aboriginal culture are things that i feel very passionate and strong about.
How did you find your passion?
My passion and love for the natural environment arise when I was a young girl as my father whom is a wildlife conservationist and other indigenous wildlife rangers inspired me. I watched my family and community members manage and protect the land and its inhabitable wildlife. From the age of eight I was already helping to protect endangered species and learning about indigenous land rights. Doing so allowed me to develop an independent definition of sustainability and conservation that is still deeply embedded in my values and dreams.
Tell us about your dreams / goals for the next 12 months?
My plan is to attend university next year as I have taken a gap year to travel to Greenland. Here in Greenland I aim to create and publish short films and articles that highlight the effects that climate change and human production is having on the culture and environment of Greenland. Through publicizing my experiences and adventures in Greenland through social media I would like to inspire other young woman to travel and explore the world.
How will the scholarship support your endeavours?
The financial support has allowed me to travel and live in Greenland for the last four months. The further support from members and mentors has continued to inspire and empower me. The foundation voices my dreams and ideas encouraging me to feel important.
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement includes being selected for a global organization called Youth4Planet where I am representing the voice of Australian females. Youth4Planet has produced a trailer and film about climate change in the Arctic. The film has been released through IMAX cinemas and has been projected through Indonesia and Germany and news resources. Youth4planet was represented at the 2015 Paris climate conference.
How important is inspiration in your life?
Inspiration has been a huge factor in my life not only as someone who is passionate about the environment but also as an artist. Being inspired by others has always motivated and refreshed me. I believe its important to be inspired as much as it is to inspire others. Being a good role model to my younger siblings is one of my most important values.
Who’s your hero (and why)?
My hero would have to be my father as he has taught me many things in life. I have watched him do all in his will to protect and support animals and indigenous people. Speaking in ´literal´terms, my father really is my hero as he has saved my life more then once. Thanks Dad! I owe you big time!
How will you support your community in the future?
I aim to support my community by returning to the Kimberly's and empowering young girls to value their education and encourage them to protect their environment. I plan to do field work in the Kimberly's once I have gained my university degree.
What’s the motto that you live by?
Íf your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough´
John Butler and Ben Howard
Mangos and spring rolls!
The quite adventure in Alaska
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If you had one message to share with other women chasing their dreams what would you say?
Girls, never let anybody stop you from doing what you want to do. Embrace your roots and allow yourself to grow strong into the limitless sky. At the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling