I grew up in the Box Hill electorate and have lived most of my life in the eastern suburbs. I am married and have two young children.
Prior to being elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2018, I had never worked in any political office; I worked as an engineer and project manager in infrastructure planning roles in both the public and private sector. I have been very fortunate that, during my engineering career, I had the opportunity to work on many critical transport projects across the state, and help ensure that these projects deliver economic, social, environmental benefits to local communities as well as Victoria as a whole.
These roles, along with my active participation in a range of community organisations, provide me with the real-life experience to make a difference for our community.
I chose to contest the 2018 election because I know only a Labor government can be relied upon to deliver the jobs, infrastructure and health and education services that local families depend on.
Given my background, I am passionate about promoting and encouraging students – and particularly female students - to pursue careers in engineering and other STEAM disciplines.
I am also passionate about taking strong action on climate change, and creating a fairer and more compassionate society that celebrates the wonderful diversity of our community.