Jayde Hopkins

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Contributor
Gurindji and Woolwonga

Jayde Hopkins is a proud Gurindji and Woolwonga woman from the Northern Territory. As an artist, she specialises in vibrant colours, utilising dot painting and other contemporary techniques to paint the natural world. She is a lover of all things art and science and is completing her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. Jayde hopes to become an infectious disease researcher, making Australia safer for all but especially for First Nations peoples.

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Communications Lead
Wiradjuri, Ngemba & Paakantji

Rona is a proud Kaytetye woman from Central Australia who works with high impact organisations to create systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and solutions.

Rona is the founder of Common Ground and brings 7 years 
of professional experience working across First Nations organisations and not for profits. Rona was previously the Director of First Nations at YLab, a social enterprise that puts young people with diverse lived experiences at the centre of designing and developing innovative and impactful solutions 
to complex social issues. Over her career, Rona has worked in policy at the Central Land Council, the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages at the University of Melbourne, Reconciliation Victoria, and the Foundation for Young Australians.In 2020, Rona was a finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever awards, was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship. In 2019 Rona won a Diana Award and was named a 'Woman of the Future'  by Women's Weekly.Through her work with First Nations communities across Australia, Rona aims to create future systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and cultures.Rona currently resides in Mpartnwe on Arrernte Country.