Meet Caris Jalla

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Caris’ background is in Health Science and Economics having worked in the health and disability sectors for over a decade including with WA Aboriginal communities; she is a descendant of the Kelabit people, an Indigenous group of East Malaysia.

In 2016 she completed her Masters - ‘Talking about health, wellbeing and disability in children and young people: an Aboriginal perspective’ - at Curtin University. Caris has completed a Certificate in ‘Leadership and Communication’, ‘Project Management’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ at the Queensland University of Technology. She is on the Board of two disability organisations, one micro-board and co-founder of a social enterprise. In 2017 she was a finalist of the Westpac Social Change Fellowship. 

Caris has a commitment to health, community and regional sectors and is pleased to join Earbus Foundation. She is enthusiastic to be part of growing South West and Metropolitan programs and contribute to the meaningful work of Earbus.