Gemma began her studies in a Bachelor of Arts, but as her interests gravitated towards the Social Sciences courses like Anthropology and Gender Studies, she decided to change her degree to a Bachelor of Social Sciences through an internal transfer.
"The Bachelor of Social Sciences gave me skills in research and analysis to better understand the world around me."
While studying at the University of Adelaide, Gemma took up an opportunity to work on the University's student newspaper On Dit, as well as other extracurricular activities.
"I also volunteered at community youth radio station Fresh 92.7, which allowed me to learn broadcasting and radio production skills alongside other young people in a real life environment."
Combining her social sciences knowledge with her radio skills, Gemma's career took a big leap forward when she was recruited as the evening announcer for Nova 91.9. From there she moved into a media and communications co-ordination role for the Greens working alongside Sarah Hanson-Young.
Gemma now works for Novita Children's Services as a communications specialist in the marketing department.
"It is rewarding to promote Novita's life-changing work within the South Australian community, raising awareness about disability, and supporting Novita's events and other fundraising and public relations activities."