Jordyn is a proud Wiradjuri, Ngemba and Paakantji woman and primary school teacher. She is the Aboriginal Education Coordinator at a school on Bundjalung Country, supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Jordyn is also the founder of Learning to Ngangaanha, an Ambassador for Teach Starter and a casual lecturer.
In all her work, Jordyn is striving to empower teachers to embed First Nations perspectives in all key learning areas of the curriculum, so that all students learn and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories.
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.