Q: How long have you worked at UOW?
Just over a month (began in January 2018).
Q: What’s your/your team’s role at the University?
My role is to provide senior leadership and management of the delivery in the three service streams as offered by WIC. These include outreach and community engagement; recruitment and transition; and ongoing student support. These service streams focus on improving student success and transition services for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Knowing the positive difference that WIC and the centre staff make to our students’ lives not only while the student is studying but the life – changing effect for our communities. As first in my family to go to university, WIC attributed significantly to my educational journey.
Q: What’s the most challenging?
As a new UOW employee, navigating through the various systems are challenging which can cause some frustration as I like to work fast.
Q: Proudest work achievement at UOW?
It’s really too early to be claiming any proudest work achievements, however, my list is long so give me some time and I will happily share them with you.
Q: What goals are you/your team working towards in 2018?
Embedding the new WIC structure and implementing the recommendations of the WIC Review.
Q: What’s your fondest memory so far of working at UOW?
The numerous warm and friendly welcomes that I received from staff across UOW.
Q: Random fact about you or hidden talent?
I played semi-professional basketball for Cairns Dolphins.
Q: What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation because it’s the only place in the world where the rainforest meets the reef.
Q: Something on your bucket list you’d care to share?
I dream of going to Utopia (NT) with some of my family and delivering a sports program for the children in the community.