Through her volunteer activities, Kate has demonstrated an unwavering and selfless commitment to working with disadvantaged communities in Australia and overseas. She received a Deakin Young Alumni of the Year Award in 2012 for outstanding service to the community in recognition of her contributions to charitable causes.
Career path and highlights
Kate has worked with many charitable organisations, including the Salvation Army, Oaktree Foundation, Make Poverty History campaign, Burnett Institute, Reality NGO (Mumbai, India), Brotherhood of St Laurence, Go for Your Life program and the Cancer Council of Victoria. She is currently a health promotion officer at Melton City Council.
Kate’s volunteer work has taken her to orphanages and schools in Thailand and Kenya. She was also a community health education officer in Indonesia for AusAid.
She has worked closely with newly arrived communities as a health promotion officer in Melbourne's west and she also tutors refugees in English with the Adult Multicultural Education Service.
Kate was selected as one of Australia's Brightest Young Minds by the BYM organisation in 2007.