Strathy Stories

PADDLING TO SUCCESS

Marlena Ahrens (’09) is a passionate World Champion Kayaker and Physiotherapist.
Her passion for kayaking started in Year 9 at Strathcona. The appeal of being part of
a team competing in a five day race was the start of her paddling success.

UNSTOPPABLE WOMEN: LEISL LEIGHTON (’88)

Leisl Leighton (’88 ) is one of Strathcona’s unstoppable women and an author of award-winning paranormal novels. Passionate about music and creative writing Leisl has always read everything from fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, romantic historical and suspense stories, not to mention classics such as Shakespeare. Leisl has won the Indiana Romance Writers Golden Opportunities Competition and the …

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Strathy Stories. Unstoppable Women: Ashleigh McInnes (2003)

Ashleigh McInnes (’03) graduated from the University of Melbourne and went on to found a PR business called Papermill Media. Her company, Papermill Media debuted in 2017 annual Australian Financial Review ‘Fast100’ list as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies, coming in at number 43. The agency has achieved annual growth of 53.4 percent and …

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Strathy Stories. Unstoppable Women: Laura Stitzel (2001)

Laura Stitzel (2001) is an independent artist in Melbourne, Australia. She has been working as an illustrator, designer and animator in Australia and Canada since 2008. Laura’s work has appeared in many children’s television shows such as Emmy Award winning Peg + Cat and Arthur. On Arthur, the world’s longest running children’s series, Laura was …

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Strathy Stories. Unstoppable Women: Caitlin Sum (2006)

Caitlin Sum (2006) just completed her training as a General Practitioner earlier this year and is now working full-time in a Medical Centre in Adelaide. She is also running an onsite weekly medical clinic at her old residential college called ‘Academic Health. ’ Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University …

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Strathy Stories. Unstoppable Women: Erika Munton (1988)

Erika Munton (nee Graumenz, 1988) is a facilitator, educator, coach and birth worker with 20 years of experience. She supports, guides, educates and advocates for expectant parents across the pregnancy to parenting continuum. Her passion is to help people create positive change during times of transition in their life both personally and professionally. As the …

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Strathy Stories. Unstoppable Women: Steph Anderson (2008)

Steph Anderson’s (2008) determination and perseverance is something to aspire to. Steph has just qualified for the Australian Age Group World Championships Triathlon Team to be held on the Gold Coast in September this year. She trained for her first ever triathlon through the depths of winter at Strathcona, only to have GSV cancel it …

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