A proud Lunga Kija descendent from the Kimberley region on her mother’s side, mixed with European roots on her father’s side, Laura is the balance of a dance between two worlds. Spending over half her life as a dedicated mother, she was gifted with the critical role of teaching, learning from, and guiding her four incredible children whilst simultaneously healing deep and complex intergenerational family trauma. Laura has lived and worked in various rural, remote and urban areas including Childers (QLD), Alice Springs (NT) and the Gold Coast, strengthening her awareness and experience of the necessary skill to seek and understand context specific and locally based ideas and solutions. Laura’s professional career includes coordinating and co-facilitating the Milparanga leadership program with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, community engagement with Kalwun health services, education worker in various schools including Hymba Yumba independent school/ Coombabah State School/ Owen springs educational unit (Alice Springs youth detention centre), has had various roles in Commonwealth Government, and is a certified Wayapa Wuurk practitioner. Laura’s passionate spirit has provided here with a strong and respectful cultural foundation of knowledge and understanding, now guiding her to pursue western studies in human thought and behaviour. Laura completed her second year of a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in 2021 with a GPA of 6 and was awarded a Jilya Institute scholarship which includes mentoring by Dr Tracy Westerman. Laura wishes to incorporate western psychology and ancient traditional practices to provide enduring healing and empowered transformation from complex trauma for individuals, families, and communities. Laura believes change at any level will only come when every one of us explores our own souls and reconnects with our mother earth.