Marine Park & Joint Management Project Officer
Grace Dungey is the Joint Management and Marine Park Officer for the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, a role which involves working alongside the Dambimangari rangers and Healthy Country team in the Kimberley, the northernmost region of Western Australia.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Diploma of Languages (Indonesian Studies) from Monash University, a Graduate Certificate in Marine Policy from the University of Wollongong and a Diploma of Environmental Science from Southern Cross University. Grace is currently completing a Master of Environmental Management at Charles Darwin University.
Grace has worked extensively as an Indonesian Affairs research consultant and translator for global NGO, Human Rights Watch, in both Indonesia and Australia. This role focused primarily on environmental issues and land rights across the archipelago.
In addition to her land and sea management in the Kimberley, she has worked in public health—at the Telethon Kids Institute with the Yawardani Jan-ga Equine Assisted Learning program under Professor Juli Coffin—and in environmental science at Environs Kimberley, the region’s peak environmental NGO.
Grace was previously based in Chengdu, Western China, under the Victorian state government’s Hamer Scholarship Program.
Grace’s writing on the environment and First Nations affairs has appeared in a range of national and international news outlets such as Mongabay, Al Jazeera, Asia Times, and The Jakarta Post.