Jacob Smeaton is a Kerrupjmara man who was born and lived his entire life on Darkinjung Country on the Central Coast.
Jacob recently finished school at Wyong High School as the 2020 school captain, prior to gaining early entry into a Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies at the University of Newcastle.
Jacob is an avid member of the Central Coast Community, attending local Aboriginal events, participating in the Barudir Project and the Barang Youth Summits, among other youth programs, as well as completing a School-Based Traineeship in Business Services at Novaskill.
During his time at school, Jacob won the 2020 Novaskill Central Coast Aboriginal Student of the year, displaying his positive attitude towards learning and improving himself.
He is now the Project Support Officer at Barang Regional Alliance, striving for the equal opportunity and representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and especially youth on the Central Coast, encouraging participation in every possible way.