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Caris Jalla
PROGRAM MANAGER, METROPOLITAN AND SW OUTREACH

Caris has a background in Health Science and Economics and has worked in the health and disability sectors for over a decade. She has an interest and experience working with Aboriginal communities across WA; and is a descendent of the Kelabit people, an Indigenous group of East Malaysia.

In 2016 she completed her Masters entitled ‘Talking about health, wellbeing and disability in children and young people: an Aboriginal perspective’ at Curtin University. Stories from this qualitative research were also shared in a booklet 'Yarning About Disability', funded by the Endeavour Foundation scholarship. 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 not-for-profit organisations, one micro-board and the co-founder of a social enterprise. In 2017 she was a finalist of the Westpac Social Change Fellowship.

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