Meet Lucy Graham - Queensland Organiser

Meet Lucy Graham - Queensland Organiser

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Screen_Shot_2017-09-20_at_7.33.11_pm.pngI grew up in Far North Queensland in between the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, a childhood that taught me a keen passion for nature and people. I worked as an outdoor adventure guide for the first eight years of my professional life. Living and breathing the Australian bush and teaching kids about nature and how to connect with it. Although this work was hugely fulfilling and meaningful, I couldn’t help but feel that it wasn’t immediate enough.

I decided to go to university and study a Bachelor of Sustainability. During this time I became very active on campus and in the community. I found activism and the power of people. I rallied, held community forums, wrote submissions, door knocked, called and more! Soon my passion motivated me to move to Brisbane where I could learn and grow and be close to the big action.

After moving to Brisbane, I found myself lucky enough to be working as a community organiser for GetUp. The passion, community and comradery at GetUp are inspiring and outstanding! I am unbelievably excited by the Action Network, the power of a movement and the ability to create the kind of Australia we all envision.