Chloe is a proud Aboriginal woman of Wilman Noongar descent and was the first Aboriginal person to graduate from Curtin University Law School in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws. In 2017, Chloe was admitted to the Supreme Court of WA as a legal practitioner and after working in commercial law, she has since transitioned into heritage and Indigenous Affairs at BHP.
She participated in the Aurora Study Tour in 2018, and in 2019 went back to Curtin University on a Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship to complete an Honours in Law, researching on the topic of self-determination for Indigenous peoples.
As the recipient of the 2020 Bob Hawke John Monash Scholarship, the AAA Indigenous Scholarship and Roberta Sykes Scholarship, Chloe will undertake a Master of Laws (LLM) at Harvard University where she will be focussing on international human rights, social justice, and comparative research. Upon completion of the LLM Program, Chloe plans to continue advocating for improved socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through law and policy reform.
Getting a tertiary education was something I didn’t think was achievable, particularly because I wasn’t encouraged to pursue the university pathway at school. The Study Tour and the Aurora Education Foundation network played a huge role in my confidence to get to where I am now. I needed to see other success stories for me to believe in my own future.