Nina Cass has been accepted into a PhD in Education at Cambridge. Nina is Wiradjuri woman who has spent much of her life living on Birpai Country, in the small community of Wauchope, New South Wales. She graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2011 with a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Humanitarian and Peace Studies. Nina has also completed a Master of Education at Deakin University, examining the implications of racism when seeking rental accommodation, and she recently graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Politics and International Studies) from the University of New England. In her last role, Nina was the Indigenous Student Liaison Officer at Charles Sturt University. Her research at Cambridge will focus on ways to increase the retention and completion of Indigenous students in higher education. Nina has an interest in Indigenous leadership and was recently honoured with a woman in leadership award from in her local community as a part of the National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Observance Committee awards.
Nina was a participant on the 2012 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour.