Shiralee Lawson is a Wonnarua and Kunja woman who grew up on Wiradjuri Country, in the picturesque central west town of Dubbo. She now lives and works on stunning saltwater Country on Dharawal Land in the lllawarra.
Shiralee completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies and Sociology from the University of Wollongong in 2020. She has dedicated her professional and personal life to empowering and platforming First Nations voices and communities and has more than a decade of experience working in diverse roles across education, media and consulting in partnership with government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations.
Shiralee is an experienced professional who leads from a collective mindset, utilising her cultural values and lived experience to guide her decision-making processes and impact.
She has a passion and commitment to education has led her to work collaboratively with local schools and the wider education community to embed First Nations perspectives and truth telling. Shiralee actively engages in cultural revitalisation by weaving cultural practices into her daily life and empowering her community to share and connect to promote the cultural and spiritual wellbeing of First Nations peoples.