I am a Kokatha Aboriginal man born in Port Lincoln. I lived in Ceduna on the far west coast of South Australia, up until the age of four on our Aboriginal Community Homeland, Dinah Line. I lived there with my mum, nana and some extended family. My mum began studying at the university of Adelaide when I was almost five years old and I have been on Kaurna country since.
I am aware and understand that Indigenous people have an increased risk of many health conditions. I believe that it is extremely important that there are more Indigenous health professionals within the field to aid in Closing the gap. This is one of the major reasons why I am passionate about entering the health and medical field as I feel as though I can make a major difference to my community.