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Shalom College, Bundaberg

Ben Galea

Ben Galea moved from Queensland to Canberra to start his tertiary studies after taking a year off to work and travel.

‘Coming from a rural area, I’m really interested in agriculture and the issues that farmers face — people leaving their farms and businesses, young people turning their backs on farming.’

Ben is studying a double degree in Science and Arts majoring in Natural Resource Management, Earth Science and Development Studies at the Australian National University.

It was time spent in Canberra in Year 12 after winning a national story writing competition and attending the National Youth Science Forum that opened Ben’s eyes to the possibility of studying interstate and helped shape his career direction.

‘In Canberra, we explored major issues such as food security, poverty, climate change, sustainable development, and brainstormed solutions to these problems.’

This experience ignited Ben’s desire to pursue a career in agricultural advancement and sustainability and ‘make a difference’.

‘I want to help farming become a more viable option for young people. The potential for agricultural development in Western Queensland really excites me.’

Subjects: Ancient History, Chemistry, English, Geography, Marine & Aquatic Practices, Maths B, Recreation Studies, Study of Religion
Career goal: To work in the area of agricultural advancement and sustainability

Last updated: 06-Jun-2017