Taylor-Jai McAlister

I am a proud Wiradjuri woman from Nyngan (NSW) and grew up in Bathurst (NSW) and Sydney. Ever since I was young, I was interested in becoming a Clinical Psychologist, as I saw the lack of Aboriginal psychologists, and I knew I wanted to help change that. I am currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology, aiming to work within communities and empower other young Indigenous people to become Clinical Psychologists, too. This scholarship provides people like me with a network of people who are also learning to navigate the psychology system and how to best work with my community. This opportunity to connect with others who share my vision, as well as the support it would provide in allowing me to focus on my degree, and still engage with community. Upon graduation, my focus is to work with community, and to be supervised by and work with other Aboriginal people- to really keep me grounded and allow me to learn as much as I can early in my psychology journey.