Louisiana has excellent interpersonal skills and is highly empathetic. She is experienced in independent legal research and can develop internal or client focused presentations.
Louisiana graduated with a Bachelor of Law from James Cook University in Cairns. While studying, she worked as an intern/paralegal researching and writing a legal memo for an appropriate charitable incorporation vehicle. Her memo continues to be used as the guideline for the foundation attached to the national petroleum company in Papua New Guinea. Louisiana has three years of social work experience with First Nation communities in Cairns and the surrounding hinterlands. She successfully developed meaningful relationships with young persons from high trauma backgrounds and assisted in facilitating healthy interaction between families. As as a Melanesian traditional landowner, Louisiana is passionate about Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property and wishes to contribute to creating awareness and protection for First Nations collective creative works.
Louisiana is a proud Southern Highlander from Papua New Guinea. She is the current secretary for Sydney Wantoks Association, working to support Papua New Guinean creatives, provide community feedback and information to organisations displaying cultural artefacts, traditional adornments, paintings and fostering community involvement among Papua New Guineans living within and around Sydney. In her free time, she loves to hike, read, and hang out with friends.