Blaine completed her Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) in two years, with a strong emphasis on community development and human rights; the capstone of her degree being an exchange program to the USA in early 2020, during the Iranian nuclear threat and rise of COVID-19.
Blaine has wide-ranging work experience, including the private sector, government and tertiary office management, small business development, disability support services, hospitality and retail management. She built an award-winning, apiary and honey retail business and was president of Bees2Honey Inc industry committee delivering the annual ‘Honey Festival’ to Perth in 2018 for over 9000 people. Additionally, Blaine volunteers in the community including with the Rotary Club of Perth, and has served on numerous volunteer committees, delivering projects such as the art trail ‘Pollen and Petals’.
Blaine joined the CIC in May 2022 as part of the administration team. She is responsible for general office administration, organising events for the CIC, and onboarding new staff members.
Her key competencies include:
- Interpersonal Skills and Customer Service
- Time-critical Administration
- Small Business Development including, Marketing and Events