Throughout my life, I have been taught to value and appreciate the importance of having an education. I have always found that the people I have met and worked with during my schooling years have made a contribution to the way I have grown as a person. Luckily, during my time in high school, I was exposed to many opportunities that have given me valuable skills and knowledge that will be with me for the rest of my life.
Other than the academic aspect of school, the majority of my schooling years was built upon participating in sports teams, leadership roles and volunteering during school events. I found that having the privilege of helping people within in the school and also the wider community had always given me a sense of pride and fulfilment. Leading up to my final years of high school, I had to make an important decision of what I wanted to do after I graduated.
After weighing up all my options, I knew that I wanted to study at La Trobe University. The environment and vibe I received when I first visited La Trobe on Open Day was something that I felt strongly about. Having been told that I could be rewarded for my volunteering efforts at La Trobe through the Aspire Program was also a key factor in my decision in studying here. Having an early conditional offer to study a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice was an offer I could not refuse.
Since commencing my tertiary study at La Trobe, I have been lucky enough to have met some amazing people through the Ambassadors Program and have taken a strong passion in working with the Podiatry Student Association. This is something that I wish to continue to do throughout my course.