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Carla da Roza

Carla da Roza



Carla is a budding legal professional with Maltese, Portuguese, and Irish roots. She is highly skilled in legal and social science research with a strong foundation in written communication. Her expertise encompasses data analysis, report development, and trademark filing with IP Australia. Notably, Carla has developed consultation and consent guidelines tailored for best practice engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and stakeholders. Her unique blend of legal knowledge and cultural sensitivity reflects in her work, where she refines complex information into actionable insights, contributing to both legal research and community initiatives. Her commitment to precision, sensitivity and ethical practice grounds her pursuit of better outcomes for communities.


Carla is a final-year student at Macquarie University pursuing a double degree in Law and Social Science, majoring in Social Justice. Her academic journey is marked by a self-managed research project resulting in a comprehensive investigative report. Beyond academia, Carla has contributed as a teacher's assistant at Yipirinya School in Alice Springs, showcasing her commitment to education and community involvement. Her diverse background in visual arts and interior design adds a unique creative dimension to her skill set, enriching her holistic approach to problem-solving and research.

​Photo by Jamie James


Carla is driven by a passion for empowering communities to lead fulfilling lives. In 2023, she took on the role of Delegate for the Youth Dialogues of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, showcasing her dedication to advocating for meaningful change. Beyond her professional and academic pursuits, Carla finds solace in the outdoors, indulging in activities like hiking, swimming and sailing. Her love of the environment and its other-than-human presences led her to embark on a transformative six-month road trip across the continent in 2021, an experience that deeply enriched her understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal land.

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