Victorian Government John Monash Scholar
Karri is a proud Nyiyaparli woman whose family is from the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and has grown up living on Wurundjeri Country. She is the Senior Lawyer at the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria working on securing ground-breaking reform through the nation's first Treaty process. Prior to joining the Assembly, Karri worked as a commercial lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler. She is deeply committed to justice and self-determination and sits on the Board of Fitzroy Legal Service and the Advisory Council of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub at Melbourne Law School. As a John Monash Scholar, Karri will pursue a Master of Laws at Columbia University to explore how the law can be used to empower disadvantaged communities and how this could be deployed in Australia. Her goal is to pursue structural reform which gives First Peoples the power and authority to make decisions on issues that affect the First Peoples community.