Jenna-Maree is a proud Kuku Yalanji woman from Cairns, Far North Queensland. She also has connections to Mossman and Yarrabah.
Jenna-Maree has experience working in various roles in health communications, the tourism industry, education, and government. She has worked in government roles including for the Australian Departments of Human Services and of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services. She was also a student ambassador at QUT’s Oodgeroo Unit and Explore Uni team, and a reporter for the university’s e-newsletter. Jenna-Maree has interned in various communication roles including for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and AIHW.
Jenna-Maree holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours) from QUT.
Jenna-Maree enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying out new cafes and restaurants, and travelling: her recent trips to Uluru and Tasmania represent an effort to see more of Australia.