Sandi has a Master of Social Work, a Master of Education, and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. She has worked extensively with children, young people, and families from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds as well as with First Nations Australians living with the ongoing impacts of colonisation.
Sandi has a particular interest in resourcing and strengthening systems to better support and respond to children and families from culturally diverse backgrounds. This work has included supporting schools to implement trauma responsive practice, as well as working in partnership with Government, NGOs, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations in developing and implementing trauma-informed and culturally strong therapeutic responses for children, young people and families who have experienced trauma.
Sandi additionally provides reflective practice and supervision to a range of programs supporting children and families in remote regions.
After some years of living and working on Western Arrernte and Yawuru Country, Sandi currently lives on Wurundjeri Country.