Karrina is a descendant of the Yorta Yorta people. Karrina supports our team of staff as a mentor, provides campaign advice and strategic direction, training capacity and facilitation support. She’s an activist, organiser and community educator and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience working for social justice. She’s led programs and campaigns on women’s rights, globalisation and environmental justice with a focus on First Nations peoples.
Karrina has developed and delivered community cultural development programs in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, working with young people to develop confidence and pride to talk up their issues.
She was Oxfam’s National Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples program, and supported hundreds of women to be effective and strategic change makers. She received a Churchill Fellowship focussed on First Nation’s women’s capacity to influence decisions and be engaged in community business.
Karrina is also running project called Building Power working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities building up capacity for self-determination in the context of mining, economic development and climate change. She is currently a consultant working with her people and a range of campaigns, organisations and communities.