Since I began watching Indiana Jones on VHS at my aunt's place as a young boy, I was determined to become an archaeologist. (Minus the Nazis and snakes). I dropped all sciences and mathematic subjects in my last year of high school. My concentration was on the humanities. I pursued archaeology, ancient history and Classical Greek at university, working as an assistant archaeologist on excavations in Uzbekistan and Australia. Although personally fulfilling, I did not feel that my contribution to social change and the world at large was significant. Like my parents before me, I ended up in front of a class of students trying desperately to find a balance between mentor, guide, disciplinarian and facilitator. I've since dedicated my professional life to ensuring quality and equitable education for all children. I'm particularly passionate about non-formal and complementary forms of education that take place outside formal schooling contexts and institutions. In my down time, you'll find me drinking pu'er tea, watching American football, running and at the nearest karaoke bar.
Featured: I was recently on ABC's RN Drive discussing how to donate ethically before, during and after humanitarian disasters. You can listen to the full interview at RN Drive.