I was born and raised in Mackay, North Queensland. As a child I was active and played many sports as well as being culturally aware of the arts and music. In 2009, I graduated from St Patrick's College, Mackay with an OP 3 along with an extensive list of extracurricular involvement and achievements. In 2010, I was accepted into the University of Queensland where I studied and completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design graduating in December 2012.
I value highly my communication skills. My senior school education at St Pat's and my involvement in their many extracurricular activities saw me attain a strong level of written and verbal communication. My exchange semester at Technische Universität Berlin enabled me to acquire a basic knowledge of the German language. My part-time holiday jobs have allowed me to develop an experience and ease in communication with a range of people including customers, managers, work colleagues and other industry professionals.
I am an eager, creative and confident worker with the ability to cooperate and efficiently work with people in a professional manner. I constantly strive to achieve and love planning and problem solving exercises. I am passionate about design, photography and travel.
To gain an understanding and knowledge of the many aspects within the architecture, planning and construction industry - by obtaining employment in a Brisbane-based firm. Maintain healthy relationships with family and friends. Travel - where possible.
To work as an architect both domestically and international. Travel extensively.
Hog's Breath Cafe, Mackay, AU, Waiter
My position as waiter at Hog’s Breath Cafe saw me maintain and uphold the values of the Hog’s Breath franchise in grooming and appearance as well as the provision of excellence in service quality. Within this position I have learnt and developed communication, co-ordination and varied catering skills.
Scene To Believe, Mackay, AU, 2IC/Casual Sales Assistant
The position of casual sales assistant saw me work for Scene to Believe in their Caneland Central ‘Santa Stall’. The job saw me work as three different sub-positions: greeter, cashier and photographer. From this seasonal job I have learnt and developed a reasonable skill of both: photography and cash handling as well as furthering my customer assistant record.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU, Bachelors, Bachelor of Architectural Design
During my time at the University of Queensland I undertook core design and technical subjects as well as various electives. The core subjects enabled me to gain a basic knowledge of design and technical principles while learning from industry professionals. My elective subjects saw me completing courses with historical Brisbane architecture as a topic. While studying at the University of Queensland I lived at St Leo's College - one of the oldest and most established of the university's campus colleges. Here I took part in many ICC (Inter College Cup) sports and cultural events including swimming, water polo, hockey, Choral- and Dancefests.
St. Patrick's College, Mackay, AU, High School, Queensland Certificate of Education
During my time at St Patrick's College I took full advantage of the school's academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. Academically I attained a QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) and OP (overall position) of 3 in 2009. I followed a maths-science subject theme achieving highly in all. This achievement was recognised with academic excellence and effort awards in both 2008 and 2009 along with an Economics subject award in 2008. I was elected member of the Student Representative Council in 2008 and 2009 as well as the school's Vice Captain in 2009. I attended the 14th National School's Constitutional Convention held in Canberra in 2009 as the Mackay region's elected delegate.
I was a member of the Mackay School's Lawn Bowls winning team and represented Mackay at the state finals. Aged champion swimmer in both 2008 and 2009. Culturally, I excelled in public speaking winning several Mackay-region public speaking competitions. Subsequently I then went on to state finals for some of these competitions. I was part of the Mackay region- and state-winning Opti-Minds team as well as a integral member of several school music ensembles. I was awarded the prestigious Cultural Student of the Year award in 2009.
UQ Abroad Travel Grant, Grant
St Patrick's College - Cultural Student of the Year, Award