LAST year’s Miss NAIDOC Perth is this year’s finalist for the Western Australian of the Year’s Youth Award.
Shelley Cable quit her day job as a financial analyst and paid her own way to advocate nationally for Aboriginal business and financial literacy.
She did this in her role as an ambassador for the Aboriginal community, all the while co-directing social media project 100 Days of Deadly Mob.
In her graduating year, Ms Cable was the highest achieving Aboriginal student in WA which earned her the Rob Riley Memorial Prize.
She used Curtin University’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in 2012 to study commerce in Australia, and also in Europe where she toured Harvard and Oxford Universities as an Aurora Scholar in 2014.
Award winners will be announced in June.