Shae was thoughtful, supportive, smart,and independent with a strong sense of justice. Born in Brisbanein October 1986, the youngest of the three Gibson kids, Shae was a much-loved daughter and cute baby sister.
From an early age, Shae exerted her independence and stood her ground.
Shae formed lifelong friendships with almost everyone she met throughout her life, from pre-school to her last job as a project Manager at the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability. Everywhere she went, strong bonds were developed which have lasted ever since.
Shae attended Belmont State School and Cavendish Road State High School and graduated with an Arts degree from the University of Queensland.
She had a natural talent for public speaking. Her leadership abilities were first recognized by her friends, and later by her peers and teachers when she became school captain in Year 12. At the school formal Shae was voted most likely to be prime minister.
Her strong values and views about the world resulted in some fierce debates with her family and friends over the years.
When Shae thought someone was being unjust, insensitive, or prejudiced in any way, she was there to stand up for those being spoken against. It was this rational, intelligent, egalitarian view which made Shae a great counselor, advocate and friend.
Shae always had an interest in the world. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland, she worked full-time at Australian Geographic to save for a 4 month world trip. She had only just turned 21 when she went off to India, the UK, Egypt, Cambodia and Thailand, including visiting the birthplace and grave site of her idol Mahatma Gandhi.
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