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Brodie Barker

After graduating high school with some uncertainty clouding my career path, I embarked on a journey to explore various interests and passions. I stumbled upon the intricacies of law, intrigued by its ability to shape and safeguard society with the possibility of being able to help people. With a newfound determination, I pursued a law…

Kiersten Graae

My journey started with a simple mantra from my parents: ‘You’re either earning or learning.’ Uncertain about my future, I bypassed immediate university entry, opting for real-world experience. After graduation, I landed a full-time receptionist role at a small construction firm, but faced a setback when I lost the job at 19 due to taking…

Brooke James

I am a Construction Advisor in Civil Construction. When I left school, I was like many others in my year and didn’t quite know what I wanted to do next. After many conversations with my parents, we thought I’d enjoy being a beauty therapist, so I went and completed a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. I…

Joanna Ly

During the final years of school I wanted to be a financial lawyer. But an honest conversation with my biology teacher about my strengths in math and science opened my eyes to engineering. I lo oked up engineering courses during the change in preference window and swapped to a double degree of Environmental Engineering and…

Latisha Whalan

I am a First Nations mother, partner, sister, aunty, Police Officer and friend. I can rarely walk past an opportunity to make a difference and I would describe myself as someone who is passionate about creating positive change for our younger generations. An area I am particularly passionate about is creating subtle positive change within…

Ellie Salmon

I grew up in Geelong, Victoria and attended an all-girls school. The career paths presented to me were healthcare, teaching or law. I moved to Melbourne to study Physio, graduated and worked for a year before deciding to head overseas. I worked at a summer camp in the uS, then spent a few months travelling.…

Jessie Nott

I completed high school in 2012 and continued to work for my gap year. I didn’t know what I wanted to do; I only knew that I did not want to go to university. I saved all my money in my gap year which funded a working holiday to Canada for the following 12 months.…

Chloe Swiney

All through high school I wanted to be a lawyer but then, when I graduated, I wasn’t so sure. Instead, one week after graduation, I started working full-time in a plumbing shop as a Customer Service/Admin Officer. In school, I watched my Dad who had been involved in Auxiliary Firefighting and I thought that was…

Jessica Eadie

My life didn’t follow the exact plan I had envisioned. I dreamt of being a princess, a marine biologist, an actor, even a 3D animator for Pixar. But unexpectedly, I found myself in the realm of fire, where incredible opportunities awaited me. Growing up in a small community in South Africa, I had a hunger…

Stephanie Abbott

I grew up in Northern Ireland not knowing what I wanted to do. When I finished school, I moved out of home to Glasgow University in Scotland and studied Psychology. After completing my Bachelor’s Degree, I realised it wasn’t the career I wanted.  In 2013, I packed my bags and booked a solo one-way ticket…

Michele White

My role as a police officer with the Queensland Police Service provides me the opportunity to serve and protect my community. I decided to join the police ‘late in life’ after I had been thinking about doing it for ages. It just goes to show you are never too old to find out what you…

Bec Bermingham

I was always surrounded by computers and those interested in computing whilst at school and at home. Although I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do when I finished year 12, I knew I loved working with computers and knew that I was great at speaking to people from all walks of life. I…

Georgia Kelly

I finished year 12 in November 2019, and was accepted into a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Griffith University. I began my university journey in February 2020 studying full time. In May 2020 I turned 18 and I was eligible to apply for recruitment as a Queensland Police Officer.…

Rebecca Coulthard

In high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, I ended up studying a broad range of subjects in Year 12 to keep my options open. I was interested in buildings and design, but then also cared for the environment and loved animals.  From this I decided to study Environmental Engineering & Science…

Jessica Milschus

I grew up in Central Queensland and had no idea what I would do after school.  Never in a million years did I think I would end up working in a Government Information Technology (IT) department! Our department offers some really innovative services for government, in areas of connectivity, security and computer processing just to…

Viha Parekh

For as long as I can remember, I have loved aviation, space, technology and design. Studying mechanical and aerospace engineering at university brought together all these passions. For me, the challenge of engineering lies in understanding the fundamental technical concepts and being able to connect the dots to have a practical and meaningful impact on…

Brooke Tooze

I am a Data Scientist in the Customer and Digital Group at the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and I love creating stories with data to help people make better decisions. Born and raised in Cairns QLD, I was an avid dancer and with that, a huge competitor. I would compete with myself…

Brooke Martinsen

After High School I started work with a Freight Delivery company in NSW in an Operations Administration role. I then moved to a Logistics Supervisor with a Medical Waste company, scheduling up to 26 drivers to collect controlled waste throughout the Greater Sydney area. After visiting Townsville on a holiday, I made the decision to…

Saba Munir Ahmed

I studied Electrical Engineering overseas and then I got married. Soon after graduation I came to Australia. My husband and I started our family and I decided to be a stay at home mum until kids were in school. Now I am a mother to 2 boys and now that they are in school I…

Allison Gwilt

I grew up in Toowoomba and had planned to be a pilot in the RAAF. However I didn’t make the cut so I studied engineering instead as had always enjoyed maths and problem solving. Fast forward, and I have 12+ years’ experience in the energy industry – and have loved it!  I’ve spent most of…