I feel extremely honoured to be a 2017 recipient of the Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship. The past few years have presented me with numerous challenges whilst coming out and transitioning. As such, this scholarship will not only relieve some of the financial burden of being an independent transgender university student but will allow me to excel further in my studies and continue to give back to the community that has guided and helped me many times in the past.
I am very excited to be given the opportunity to make strong connections within the professional LGBT+ community whilst also being guided by my mentor through my academic pursuits in mathematics and beyond. My goal is that this scholarship will ultimately place me in a position which will allow me to continue contributing to our Australian LGBT+ community.