Co-Chair: Renee Cawthorne
Renee is a proud Wiradjuri woman who grew up on Darkingjung Country on the Central Coast of NSW. Renee is employed as the Indigenous Education Project Officer and is responsible for the research, design, development and delivery of Indigenous Education programs at the Australian Museum. Renee graduated in 2015 from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology. Renee was runner-up in the 2016 Indigenous STEM Professionals Awards, is on the Advisory committee for the Australian Human Rights Commission and the 20th Anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report, a mentor for Women in Science 50:50 Program and a member of INDIGI LAB a consortium of Indigenous STEM Professionals. Renee is committed to Indigenous education and providing opportunities for Indigenous students especially youth from disadvantaged (low socio-economic, refugees and non-English speaking) backgrounds. Renee is committed to changing current negative perceptions and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples and culture and believes that we can achieve this through education.