I grew up in Newcastle and spent my childhood doing typically Novocastrian things- spending summer days on the beach and passing the time with my friends. But I was very lucky to have parents who recognised the importance of showing me the world outside of this beautiful town. When I was still young, they took me on trips to various places around Australia, from Uluru to the Great Barrier Reef and all the way back to where my dad grew up in North-Western NSW. I was even lucky enough to travel to Thailand and Europe with them, strengthening my love for travelling.
I attended a local high school and stumbled my way into debating. Along the way I found out that I was passionate about advocating for a cause. I spent the rest of my high school years learning about history, law, and politics, and attended numerous social justice events, including the Model United Nations Assembly. But I wasn’t just interested in law and politics, I also loved painting, English, all things health and fitness, and I was engrossed in art history.
I was always focused in school and knew that I wanted to go to university, so when the time came to think about what I would study I had a pretty hard time deciding. I just wanted to study everything (except for engineering)! When I reflected on my love for debating and advocating, I decided politics and law was the right path for me.
This led me to enroll in a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Newcastle, majoring in Politics and International Relations and minoring in French. I am lucky enough to have a friend who studies physiotherapy, who speaks about healthcare with contagious passion. After obtaining a back injury in my teens, I knew the physio world well, and was always intrigued by human biology. My friend inspired me to find a way to integrate my passion for health and fitness with my desire to advocate and help others.
So, when I heard about an opening at The Law Office of Conrad Curry, I had to apply. I was lucky enough to be successful, and I started working here as a paralegal in July this year. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to combine my passion for health with my love of law, and have found the team here very supportive and encouraging.
In the years to come, I hope to keep practicing in medical negligence and continue travelling when I can. I hope to be able to go to France again to practice my French, and to travel to Iceland and Japan to go hiking. I’m also keen to go to Wales with my Welsh partner to meet his family and see his home town.