Dr Jessa Rogers delivering the keynote address to Commencement. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Dr Jessa Rogers delivering the keynote address to Commencement. Photo by Lannon Harley.

I broke through - so can you

The great speech

Jessa Rogers, PhD ’18, has a passion for education and its role in the empowerment of Aboriginal women. In the keynote speech to this year’s Commencement, she told students and staff about the challenges in her life and how they made her strong. Here is an edited extract of her speech.