This is Bridgid’s second term as a Nicholls Ward Councillor. She is passionate about transparent, evidence-based decision making directed by community engagement.
She has lived in Yarra all her life and went to Alphington Primary School.
She studied Fine Art and Computer Science, has a BA (Hons) in Women’s Studies and Philosophy, a Graduate Diploma of Education, a Post Graduate Certificate of Mathematics, and a Masters degree in Biostatistics. She is currently enjoying some part time studies in Ornithology while on leave from her PhD.
Bridgid is passionate about education and was driven to empower young women to excel in STEM studies. She taught senior Mathematics at Melbourne Girls’ College, Preston Girls’ College, Mac Robertson Girls’ High School and Genazzano FCJ College.
As an undergraduate student she was at the forefront of the fight to retain free education and the introduction of Anti-Sexual Harassment reforms. Among many other community campaigns, she has been on the organising committee for the Music from the Wetlands Festival for over 10 years. She also volunteers to support orphaned grey-headed flying fox pups at Victoria’s only soft release enclosure at Yarra Bend Park.
As well as representing her community, Bridgid is passionate about the environment, wildlife conservation and the protection of heritage.
She currently sits on the Yana Ngargna Advisory Committee, the Heritage Advisory Committee, the Merri Creek Management Committee and the Community Awards Committee.
Cr O'Brien can be contacted on 9205 5055 or 0439 302 590 or email [email protected]
All three Nicholls ward councillors can be emailed at [email protected]