Rachelle is a proud Baakindji Noongku woman on her mother’s side. She was raised, lives, works and studies on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country.
Rachelle comes from a career in the public service (both APS and ACTPS). She began her career in the community sector in 2020 as a paralegal with a community legal service. Now as the Senior Gulanga Program Officer Manager at ACTCOSS, Rachelle has been able to use her wide range of skills to advocate for the community. She is passionate about supporting Aboriginal people, sharing her knowledge, and building capacity within the sector.
Rachelle is in her final year of completing a Bachelor of Law and hopes to be admitted as a solicitor in 2023.
I feel like I’m in a really good environment. Flexible working hours, really caring workplace as well. I feel like it’s a really safe workplace, especially being Aboriginal woman as well with lots of kids and also lots of study commitments too. They have been really accommodating of that as well.