After completing her VCE in Melbourne in the early 2000s, Kitty went straight to Monash University.
“I was super excited that I could study geology and drama at the same time – so I completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science,” she said. Later, an honours year in hydrogeology and climate change spring-boarded her career as a hydrogeologist.
“I was ‘fly-in, fly-out’ to a number of mine sites around Australia, working with teams on water management projects across their sites – conservation, supply, dewatering and groundwater monitoring.”
A few years later, Kitty ventured to New York City on sabbatical and became involved in an education technology start-up called Library For All.
After having her daughter in 2013, Kitty realised that she wanted to become a teacher.
While she teaches across domains, Kitty particularly loves teaching drama and science.
“To me, science is how we as humans have gone about exploring our physical world and drama is how we as humans have gone about exploring our inner worlds.”
Kitty recognises that her third grade teacher, Ron Obrien, had a profound influence on her own education.
Kitty is excited for Testing Teachers and hopes those who see it gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by schools in facilitating education.