Katherine Shea

I graduated from John Curtin College of the Arts in 2007 with the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature and Calculus. I went on to study at Murdoch University where I completed a Bachelor of Science. As part of my degree I spent a semester abroad at the University Gadjah Madah in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I spent most of my time in a rural village working with students and the community on a sustainable farming initiative. I also got the opportunity to teach English to the local kids. I found this challenging and rewarding. It was this experience that inspired me to continue my studies with a Masters of Teaching. I began my Masters program in 2016 at Notre Dame, majoring in Science and minoring in Outdoor Education. I have thoroughly enjoyed my studies so far and look forward to my first practicum experience.

Volunteer experience


  • I volunteered with the Department of Parks and Wildlife from 2005-2008 in their Bushrangers program
  • I spent a year living in Los Angeles where I volunteered with an organisation called 826 LA that focussed on tutoring young students from migrant families
  • I was a volunteer Bosuns Mate on the Leeuwin Sailing ship between 2006-2007