I became a carer for my mum from the age of nine, so for me, university was never really an option.
A few thousand dollars might not be a lot to some people, but it is a huge amount of money to me, almost a quarter of my yearly income!
Since my dad passed away, my mum has looked after my two sisters and I on her own and it’s been toughon her being the main breadwinner.
Growing up in Darwin you see the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people every day, but for me, it was seeing some of the injustices faced by Indigenous people and our legal system that made me decide to study Law at Deakin University.
The impact of philanthropy has come full circle for me.