The Future Self program is proudly supported by the Department of Education and Training.

This initiative aims to enhance and support the learning, transition and aspirational mindset of rural and regional students at the upper primary and secondary school levels. The aim of the program is to build the career aspirations of students by increasing exposure to mentoring, role models and post school pathways. Industry Ambassadors will support students to achieve a greater understanding of employment opportunities and career pathways through school engagement activities such as school presentations, workplace tours, Q&A sessions and supporting a student on work placement.


Miss Emily Cordy


Government (Local, State, Federal)


Environmental Officer


Hi, my name's Emily Cordy. I'm currently working as a Biodiversity Recovery Officer (following the 19-20 Black Summer Bushfires), with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). From a young age, I loved all animals but always wanted to work with native Australian animals. After I finished high school, I studied a Bachelor of Science at Federation University (in Churchill). I’ve been working for DELWP for 3 years, in a range of roles, that always have a link back to native animals. I’m also a forest firefighter and wildlife impacted by fire responder. These roles keep me busy over the hot, summer months. Outside of work I like spending my time in the forest, with my friends, family and my dog!