Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 25.05.2017

Kiri Nothdurft

Class of 2003
OCCUPATION Maritime Geospatial Officer - Meteorology
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Kurrajong
  • Bachelor Degree, UNSW Australia, Math
  • Masters, UNSW Australia, Business
  • Graduate Diploma, Meteorology
Work history
  • Maritime Geospatial Officer
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What does life look for you now?

I am a mum to two wonderful children, and work full time as a Naval Officer, primarily doing wether forecast support for the ADF.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

I had no idea what I really wanted to do when I left Radford, except that I wanted to be independent and somehow feel like I was making a difference in the world. I did the most logical thing to do at the time, and that was join the Navy, and figure out the rest as I went along l!

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

It did, but I by no mean had a clear plan when I left school. I completed my undergraduate degree sponsored by the ADF. I majored in math to keep my options open, which was lucky as later in life I decided I wanted to be a meteorologist. Having a strong major, and a good academic record, I was lucky enough to be succonded to the Bureau of Meteorology to undertake a qualification as a world meteorological organisation endorsed weather forecaster. I decided to do a masters of business to round out my education.

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

that life isn't meant to be easy, and in fact, there is much to be learnt from the hard times.

What advice do you have for current students?

Keep your options open and remain responsive to opportunities!

Where are you now?