I decided to become a journalist while traveling in Nepal in 1995. I was 22-years-old and wanted to change the world. As you do. I wanted to inspire others by sharing ordinary people’s extraordinary stories.
I wrote my first article about the impact of tourism on Ladakh, an area on the Tibetan plateau in India. My writing was untrained and impassioned. This article was published in Nova Magazine with two of my photographs in 1996. I was a published writer and photographer.
This success inspired me to go to university and study journalism. I started my undergraduate degree part-time when my son was one-year-old. He was eight when I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (Public Relations and Journalism).
I did freelance journalism while I studied and found my niche in feature writing. My dream was to have a feature published in National Geographic magazine. I was employed by News Ltd as a features journalist and business reporter after I graduated. My work has been published in Harper’s Bazaar, Shop til you drop, Darwin Life Magazine and Mamamia.
I’ve been writing now for 17 years and I still love it. Today I have a passion for digital storytelling, content marketing and social media. I currently work as the Social Media Manager for Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.