BA LLB (UNSW)
Pat is a proud Dharug boy who recently completed a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). In 2016, he travelled to the USA and enrolled in Native American Studies as part of an Exchange Program with the University of Arizona. He has worked in a variety of sectors: education, government, not-for-profit and the private sector. He has expertise in legal research, communication and public speaking.
Photo by Jamie James
Artwork: Rene Kulitja, 'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019)
Pat has previously worked at Supply Nation, researching the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) and its interaction with Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses. Prior to that he worked at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and legal firm Henry Davis York as a CareerTrackers intern.
Pat is passionate about the role of education in empowering communities and families. He was a Student Ambassador for Nura Gili at UNSW and works with Indigenous youth as part of the Winter School Program. He spent two years living and working at the UNSW Goldstein College as a Resident Fellow providing pastoral and academic support to students living on campus. Pat is also a director of Narang Bir-rong Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal organisation that provides culturally appropriate family preservation and foster care support services in the Western Sydney, Nepean and Blue Mountains area. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby for UNSW Rugby Club and heading back home to the Blue Mountains to visit family and bush walk.