SECRET SPOT ON CAMPUS: Dunmore Lang Library
MANTRA: Oscar Wilde said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people just exists.” I like it because it inspires me to strive for a big life full of adventure.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My friends; they’re the most incredible group of people I know, and they’re all absolutely ‘killing it’ at life.
“BACKGROUND” OR “CATCH UP” OR “JULIA’S STORY” (not sure if this is needed – but it should be short): Since graduation, I’ve been working in the social/ environmental advocacy space, specifically environmental education, mental health and women’s rights.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW: Right now I’m living in Hyderabad, India, working with an organisation called My Choices Foundation. I’m currently working on two projects; Operation PeaceMaker, and Operation Red Alert which address domestic violence and sex trafficking across India.
HOW HAS EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AT MQ IMPACTED WHAT YOU DO FOR THIS WORLD: I was really lucky because a lot of my law classes allowed me to analyse and challenge the status quo. I was surrounded my exceptionally smart people and many of our classes ended in heated debates! I began to see the world in a more critical light and it inspired me to start working in social/ environmental advocacy.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE DOING IN 5 YEARS TIME: Working in women’s advocacy in the Northern Territory, maybe legal aid, maybe program development and implementation, or maybe advocacy… We’ll see!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD GIVE STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM MQ: Don’t waste time living someone else's dream. Be honest with yourself about what you really want to do, and do it!
THREE WORDS TO DESCIRBE HOW YOU WANT TO SEE THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET: No more ego.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: I have a few (goat, dolphin, elephant) but recently I feel like an octopus!