As a medical doctor, I’m used to fixing people’s problems as I see them. You come into the hospital with an issue, and we try to fix it. After a few years of clinical experience, however, I realised I wanted to do something to help people in a way that meant I’d never have to see them (in the nicest possible way). I was interested in keeping people happy and healthy and out of our hospitals. In pursuit of that, I’ve commenced a Master of Public Health with the University of Sydney, supported by Westpac Scholars Trust and the Future Leader Scholarship.
I spent a lot of my time as a child playing video games. Exploring new worlds, battling monsters, acquiring power ups to progress through the story Perhaps that’s why I was drawn to the Westpac Future Leader Scholarship; I was looking for a power up, and it’s one of the best ones going.
Aside from the the generous financial support, the most attractive facet of the program was access to both the Leadership Development Program, aimed at bolstering your capabilities as a leader, and the W100 alumni Network. These are experiences and connections I would not have found elsewhere, and being awarded this scholarship really can’t be described as anything less than life-changing.