Economic empowerment comes from promoting, protecting and preserving the human spirit to pursue ideas, imagination and creative thought. Through this process society progresses and we adapt to the new way of things.
Having grown up in a family that moved frequently, much of my education was ‘on the road’. Exposure to people from all walks of life in many diverse environments, led me to question and understand the systems within which we choose to live.
After spending six months in India at the age of twenty, affected by the poverty I witnessed, I sought to make a positive contribution and decided to study law at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle.
After completing my degree in 2003, I moved to Geneva, Switzerland and worked with the World Federation of United Nations Associations, the Buffalo River Dene Nation and the European Broadcasting Union.
After six months, my mentors encouraged me to return to Perth and complete my qualifications as a lawyer so that I could return having more impact.
I commenced my year of Articles with Srdarov Richards Burton, a boutique insurance law firm, where I was fortunate to have an inspiring managing partner who guided me through the early stages of my legal career.
By mid-2006, I decided that I needed to ‘make a difference’ and pursued a career in native title and mining.