Alexis Gaman

Research Assistant

“Sometimes when working with numbers it is hard to visualise the bigger picture. However, the most meaningful projects to me have been when I have been able to transform numbers on a page into reports that are thought provoking, make the complex- simple, and inspire real change.”
What invigorates you creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

I feel invigorated when I can connect with nature in the forests of south west WA, either by soaking in the views or carving through the mountain bike trails on my bike.

Which of our Keogh values speaks to you the loudest? Why?

The value of curiosity speaks loudest to me, I keep an open-mind and I never want to assume. I like to listen to people’s stories and gather information before I form an opinion. As the saying goes; never judge a book by it’s cover.

Could you tell us about somebody who has given you sage wisdom in the past?

Elle Woods taught me that you can do anything that you put your mind to, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Could you tell us a story about a moment of realisation in your lifetime?

When I was transitioning out of high-school, I knew that I wanted to go and study at university but I was worried that I would be just a very small fish in a very big pond. When I got to university, I found that your grades in high-school didn’t matter; no one wanted or needed to know. I had a moment of realisation that success in university (or life more broadly) is not necessarily dictated by how smart you are or by the grades that you get. It is about how dedicated you are to keep improving, and your ability to be authentic in your pursuit for success.

What is a little-known fact about you?

I grew up on a vineyard in Margaret River, Western Australia.