Queensland Aboriginal woman Jessica Smith is an Indigenous Support Officer at Lourdes Hill College, where she ensures Indigenous girls are supported in their education, home lives and culture.
As a student herself, Jessica showed outstanding dedication by graduating from Nambour Christian College with top marks while expecting a baby.
Jessica went on to balance work, family and study to complete a Bachelor of Education with first class honours and a Bachelor of Creative Industries with distinction. During this time she also tutored refugee students as a volunteer mentor. Today she is studying for a PhD in Visual Arts.
At 24, Jessica Smith is already a leader, not only to her students, but to her colleagues and the wider Indigenous community.