Laurel, a teacher at Broome Senior High School, previously spent 20 years at Yakanarra Community School near Fitzroy Crossing, where she served as School Administrator and Principal. Laurel holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Education from Melbourne University. After graduating, she taught at schools in Victoria and Papua New Guinea before moving to the Kimberley in 1986 to work in Aboriginal education. She joined EK in its early days of campaigning against a dam on the Fitzroy River and was motivated to join the Board because she cared about preserving the natural environment. Laurel says: ‘I love being a member of EK and hanging out with like-minded people. The staff members are friendly, fervent and funny. As a member of EK, I feel optimistic about the future.’

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