We are pleased to welcome Natasha Lee as a Human and Hope Ambassador.
Natasha started her career at just 14, working as an editorial assistant for The Australian newspaper. Since then, she’s written for a number of publications including The Sunday Telegraph, 9Honey, Yahoo Australia, 10 Daily and The Punch.
Natasha went on to complete a masters degree in English literature from The University Of Sydney, and currently works as a journalist and newsreader for the Australian Radio Network.
We were keen to get to know what drives Natasha, so we sat down and asked her about her passions.
What’s your favourite quote to live by?
This is a hard one as I find my favourite quote changes depending on what phase of life I’m going through. Just like life quotes that inspire tend to be seasonal. That said I keep coming back to this one by Socrates: ‘The unexamined life is not worth living’.
Is there a particular reason why you were eager to join our team?
I was honoured when I was approached to become an ambassador for Human and Hope, as it aligns with my values of empowering women and children through education, vocation and grassroots projects.
To bring in my favourite quote (for the moment), ‘the unexamined life is not worth living’. I remember my first year at university. It remains one of the most inspiring and revealing years of my life so far.
Education teaches us not to focus on the black and white of life, but rather to explore the grey areas – to understand the why.
Knowledge gives our lives a richness that cannot be found anywhere else. To me, it is horrifying to think that the gift of education isn’t afforded to everyone.
With knowledge comes an understanding and the ability to think critically and analytically. It gives us the change to become the best and most fully realised version of ourselves.
There is no question – knowledge is power and education will change lives not on a micro level, but also on a level that will benefit each and every human being.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I hate wearing jeans. No, I don’t know why!