Charlie-Sue Frail is a Ngemba woman and the first person in her family to graduate from university, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology in 2014. During her degree, Charlie-Sue worked part time at Recognise, the educational campaign for constitutional recognition of first Australians, a job she now does full time. Charlee-Sue grew up in Armidale and then moved to Wollongong to complete her schooling. Her family originates from Brewarrina, a rural and remote community in Northern New South Wales. Her extended family from rural and remote Australia came to ANU to be with her at her graduation.
"I could have studied elsewhere but I wanted to come to Canberra and study political science and be involved in the space. At ANU I was lucky enough to be taught by some of the best academics in the country and there was a lot of flexibility within my degree to do more research based projects which enabled me to focus on what I wanted to learn. I am so excited to be finishing off this chapter. It won't be the last of study for me."