Science champion, Indigenous mentor
This Kamilaroi man has always been inspired by nature, which has pulled him through tough times. Corey’s love of animals led him to working at Sydney University as an animal technician, where he started Deadly Science to ignite the same passion for the natural world in Indigenous school students. Within a year, he was sending thousands of science books, telescopes and smart gardens to schools across Australia. This NSW Young Australian of the Year gives his all to Deadly Science, mentoring young people online when he is not working to fund this unique initiative. Having been supported by the likes of Professor Brian Cox and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Corey is paying it forward by encouraging a generation of Indigenous Australians to aim for the stars.