I came to Curtin University in 2006 as an eager student who had just graduated from high school. I started in a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) degree but after six months I realised I was not that passionate about it. The Curtin University staff at the time made it easy for me to transition to a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) degree. I really valued my three year degree, having been taught and supported by some amazing lecturers who many have now become colleagues. I loved my time at uni; I learnt so much and I made some lifelong friends.
My Health Promotion degree has set me up well for my career and it has been wonderful to come back as a staff member working for the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA. As a staff member I have had opportunities to engage in research and practice, influence future students in the field, and continue to grow my community service. I have seen the campus change to include more innovation, technology, open spaces, and encourage creativity. I am really glad to be part of the Curtin community as both an alumna and staff member.