Some things you should know...
I was born on the 17th of June, 1968 making me a Gemini born in the year of the monkey. I lived most of my childhood in country Victoria (Australia), until I started work with the Australian Public Service in 1985, when I then made the move to the Big City (ie. Melbourne). I "retired" from the APS in 1998 after accepting a voluntary redundancy offer. Shortly after I left the workforce, I moved to Frisco, Texas to become a student.
I attended Collin College from 2000 to 2005, where I received an Associates Degree in Applied Science (E-Business Media) and an Associates Degree in Arts. Upon finalizing my studies at CCCCD, I transferred to the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in May 2007. I intend to continue with graduate school in the field of Sociology.
During my career with the Australian Public Service (1985 to 1998), I worked in the following areas:
- Department of Defence, Royal Australian Air Force Division
- Department of Social Security, Commonwealth Employees Compensation Branch Office
- Australian Electoral Commission
- Family Court of Australia
- Attorney-General's Department
- Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia
- Recruitment Organizer for the Public Sector Union
Here is a summary of my work history since "retiring" from the Australian Public Service in 1998.
- Technician, Optus Communications, Melbourne, Australia
- Student Assistant, Collin College (numerous positions), Frisco TX, USA
- Web Content Specialist Intern, Mykrolis Corporation, Allen TX, USA
- Student Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton TX, USA
- Match Support Specialist, Big Brothers Big Sisters, North Texas, USA
- Director of mentor2.0, Big Brothers Big Sisters, North Texas, USA
As an engaged community member, I have contributed a great deal of time to many community organizations and initiatives, including:
- Frisco Pride
- Triangle Foundation (formerly Collin Equality Foundation)
- Equality | Frisco
- Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance
- Immigration Equality
- Frisco Association of Concerned Taxpayers (FACT$)
- Electoral campaigns (mainly local government)
I currently live with my husband in our suburban style home with our adopted cat, Max.