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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Home State

Australian Capital Territory

University

Australian National University

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English, Politics and Law)

Background

I moved to Canberra six years ago to start my studies at the Australian National University. While I was growing up my family did a lot of travelling in Asia, which encouraged my interest in the natural environment. How could you not be inspired by somewhere as beautiful as Kashmir!

When I finished my degree at ANU, I was lucky enough to obtain a temporary contract with the Department. I have now been working in the Department for about two years in a number of different positions. Perhaps the most interesting work I completed in was in the Threats and Threatened Section in the Land, Water and Coasts Division where I was part of the Recovery Team, managing threatened species projects. The staff at the Department are friendly and committed which is what makes the Department a great place to work.

The graduate program has given me the opportunity to gain more experience in policy and program areas and to develop more of an understanding of the wide range of issues the Department is involved in. In the future I hope to continue my studies in an environmentally related area.

First placement

Corporate Strategies Division/People Management Branch/Workforce Strategies Section

Second placement

Inland Waters Section/Coasts and Water Branch/Land, Water and Coasts Division

'the best thing about working for us ... is the environment'