Meet Glenthorne Partnership Member Kersten Stengel

Meet Glenthorne Partnership Member Kersten Stengel

Each edi­tion we’ll intro­duce you to one of the 13 mem­bers of the Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship who are help­ing to shape this new nation­al park.

The Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship was cre­at­ed to pro­vide impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty insight, ideas and per­spec­tives, and help make deci­sions to ensure the park meets com­mu­ni­ty needs and expectations.

The group includes com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers with con­nec­tions to sur­round­ing Friends of Parks’ vol­un­teer groups, the Kau­r­na com­mu­ni­ty, the City of Mar­i­on, the local busi­ness asso­ci­a­tion and the local R‑12 school.

Hear from Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship mem­ber Ker­sten Sten­gel about her con­nec­tion to the cre­ation of Glen­thorne Nation­al Park-Itya­mai­it­pin­na Yarta.

I am a local com­mu­ni­ty mem­ber, liv­ing with­in 5 min­utes of Glen­thorne. I have a back­ground in Sci­ences, hold­ing a BSc (Hons) in Applied Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences and have a keen inter­est in the nat­ur­al world and conservation.

As an edu­ca­tor I have over 20 years’ expe­ri­ence as both a teacher and leader, most recent­ly with sig­nif­i­cant respon­si­bil­i­ties in STEM Edu­ca­tion. I am pas­sion­ate about inspir­ing and involv­ing our young peo­ple in this excit­ing project.

Along with my sci­ence back­ground, indus­try and edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence, I am pas­sion­ate about being involved with and con­tribut­ing to my local com­mu­ni­ty. For 10 years I was a surf-life­saver where I was involved in train­ing, assess­ing and was part of the state jet boat crew. Due to injury I am unable to con­tin­ue with this and was thrilled to be invit­ed onto the Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship. I believe my wide range of expe­ri­ences will allow me to rep­re­sent the views and inter­ests of a var­ied cross-sec­tion of our community.’

Read about the oth­er mem­bers of the Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship.