News – Krystle Devine

Krystle Devine awarded a Kate Mullin Scholarship

Krystle is a proud Malgana woman from Shark Bay, WA, currently living in Tom Price, the home of her husband’s family the Muntulgura Guruma people. Krystle is in her 2nd year of a Bachelor of Education (Primary). After the birth of her daughter, she completed a bridging course through CDU in 2021 to be accepted into Curtin University in 2022 to start her academic journey. Having three precious young children, she values the importance of high quality teachers and believes education is the key to generational change and opportunity. The importance of building trust with indigenous students through reciprocity, cultural consideration and getting to know the students and their learning abilities encourages lifelong learning. She is passionate about enhancing the literacy outcomes of indigenous students and creating a safe, supported, and welcoming learning environment that empowers students to become confident communicators, imaginative thinkers, and informed citizens.

The Kate Mullin Scholarship has provided guidance and support and contributed to her tuition fees, enabling her to continue her studies by easing the financial pressures. In her spare time, she raises awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis and volunteers in the community. She sees her most important role as being a good mother and role model for their children.