Shannon is Australiaâ€™s first Indigenous woman to graduate in optometry. She grew up in Mareeba, a small town with a population of around 7,000 in Far North Queensland. She comes from the Wiradjuri People of Dubbo in New South Wales. After completing her optometry degree in 2004, she has become a pioneer for her people in the field of optometry, working in rural parts of Australia conducting school screenings and providing spectacles and eye care for Indigenous patients in remote clinics.
Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: Shannon Peckham, Australia's first Indigenous woman to graduate in Optometry, writes about volunteering in remote Indigenous communities and what it means to her to be a leader who is inspiring change.
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