- Advisory Committee Chair
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor
Taryn Marks has extensive experience in leadership, strategy and policy, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy. She is currently Head of First Nations Communication and Engagement at Think HQ, First Nations Advisor to the Geelong Cats, and Program Manager at Salesforce.
As Advisory Committee Chair, Taryn is looking forward to working with committee members and Centre researchers and partners to ensure the community has accessible and informed knowledge for raising healthy and educated children and young people in this growing digital age.
Taryn is from a long line of storytellers and educators – she is from Wotjobaluk Country, Wergaia language group and with more recent connections to Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Her previous roles include Outreach Manager and Senior Advisor (Indigenous Policy and Strategy) at SBS and Policy Project Officer at the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, and General Manager of AIME, an organisation that supports First Nations and other young people outside the margins to achieve education equity through structured mentoring and imagination.
Earliest digital memory
I recall as an early high schooler sitting in the library with my peers and librarian being introduced to the “internet” for the first time.