Name:  Trudy Ryall

Current role: Administration and Events Manager (Deafblind Victoria.)

Believes/knows about mentoring: I have over 20 years experience working in different industries, studying different courses and personal life experience to contribute in mentoring.  I love researching information.  My hobbies are: travelling, movies, books, dogs and art.  I believe Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction and  A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.  One counsellor told me to shoot for the stars which means to set one’s goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult.  A famous person who inspires me most is Helen Keller

Goals: Do more travelling. And learn more Auslan.

Experience: I used to be a puppy trainer for Australian Customs.

Proudest achievements: Completing the Mental Health First Aid course last year 2019.  Having that knowledge/experience does help so many people who suffer from Mental health.

Quirky fact: I once met Julia Gillard when she was the Prime Minister I was advocating about deafblind community and the barriers they face.  I also talked about the shortage of interpreters and there is a great need for more Auslan interpreters to be trained.