I am the Secretary of UnionsACT, the peak organisation for the unions representing over 33,000 members in the Australian Capital Territory.
In 2012 I was an organising fellow with the Obama for America presidential campaign based in Boston, Massachusetts. I have also worked in the disability sector as fundraising manager for Victoria’s oldest intellectual disability service, as campaign coordinator for several unions, and as a lecturer and tutor in public relations at Victoria University.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and a Masters of Public Policy focusing on climate change from the University of Melbourne. I recently completed a postgraduate degree in Management at the Melbourne Business School.
I am a Climate Reality Project Presenter and was personally trained by the Hon. Al Gore in 2009. From 2008-12 I was National Secretary of the Labor Environment Action Network.
I am a board member of Greenpeace Australia-Pacific and was a board member of The Wilderness Society (Victoria) from 2012-2014.
A published author, I have lectured at Victoria University on public relations and media management, and guest lectured at US institutions.