Saskia Gerhardy, Labor’s candidate for Mayo, is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations.
Mayo born and raised, Saskia grew up in Willunga, South Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biodiversity in Conservation, from Flinders University.
She then continued with post graduate studies, obtaining her honours in Environment and Evolution from the University of Adelaide.
Combining her passion for the environment and belief in the importance of education, Saskia has worked as an environmental educator at primary schools, teaching the fundamentals of the natural environment and helping students bring about an understanding of ways they can contribute to sustainability.
While working with the regions youth, Saskia has worked as the coordinator of the Willunga Trees for Life group and was recently appointed the inaugural Young Landcare Ambassador, to assist the group in engaging young people with their projects.
As well as the environment and education, Saskia has a keen interest in health care, and believes your access to quality health care should be determined by your Medicare card, not to credit card.