Anne Martin

23 May 2018

I love working here. This isn't just my place of work, this is a place for family. I look at my students here at ANU and we are a family, we support each other, inspire and encourage one another. It's beautiful to work with our students and see them achieve their dreams.

My 6 years at ANU has been an inspiring journey. The fact I see so many students walk across that graduation stage makes me feel so proud.

As employees, we are encouraged to be our best and how to 'pay it forward' to our next ones coming into ANU, whether they are coming on as a student or a staff member.

I love ANU. I love that we strive for a better and more inclusive place. We are the National University so we are not just about a physical place, it is about our overall responsibility across the nation. We need to aspire and engage with our future students, our next generations who will be our next thought leader leaders, this is a place where we move forward together with respect and understanding.

Anne Martin is a proud Yuin woman of the NSW South Coast. Born and raised at La Perouse in Sydney, Anne is the Director of the ANU Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and has been the Co-Chair if the NAIDOC Committee since 2006. Anne is passionate about celebrating our history, culture and achievements, celebrating the heritage, survival and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She's passionate about her grandchildren and an advocate for Cystic Fibrosis research. Anne views education as highly important whether from pre-school or to higher education she sees education as being the key to change.