Rose began her involvement with Karinya House after learning about the important work of the organisation from a friend in her New Parent Group, Karinya treasurer, Kathleen Buckley. Rose has two young boys who keep life busy.

Rose has 8 years experience in Education at a local Primary School, including working as the school’s Aboriginal contact teacher and Literacy Coordinator. Prior to her work as a teacher, Rose lived and travelled internationally. She has worked in a variety of roles including administration, optical dispensing, and as a specialist literacy tutor.

Rose is passionate about supporting her local community and recognises the essential role Karinya plays in supporting women and children. She has previously volunteered as a Pastoral Care Visitor at the Canberra Hospital.