Stephanie Parkin

Stephanie is a Quandamooka person from North Stradbroke Island. Her mother is a Quandamooka woman and her father is from country Victoria. Her parents taught her to be proud of her culture, to respect others and to always look out for those who are less fortunate. Stephanie was born in Townsville and grew up in Moranbah.

From there Stephanie went on to study Law and Justice at the Queensland University of Technology where she met many inspiring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who were working for positive change for Indigenous people. When she completed her degree Stephanie's commitment to study was reflected in her results.

After six years of study, Stephanie has recently been admitted as a lawyer and is currently working at McCullough Robertson, a leading Australian independent law firm. She looks forward to developing her skills and knowledge in the areas of Native Title and cultural heritage.

Stephanie knew from an early age that whatever path she chose in live it would be with her mob. She is very proud to have the opportunity to advocate effectively for her people.

When not at work Stephanie likes to go back home to North Stradbroke Island and spend time with her family.

If Stephanie was to give advice to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people it would be "always be open to opportunities that may come your way, you will never know where they may come from or what they might bring."

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