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My Story

An open book

Now that you're here, thought it would be a great opportunity to give a full background on who I am, what I do and what I have to offer. Keep reading to uncover what makes me tick and relevant details that lead me to start Haus of Communications' blog.

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From a young age I loved listening to and reading stories. It was a known fact that both of my late Grandmothers were the best at telling stories and every school holidays I would spend time at my father’s parents’ house. There’s no doubt that we were very close. Every night, up until I was old enough to read on my own, my father read me bed time stories. By the age of 9, I had read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and could tell you what it was about.

(I even had a cat just like the girl in the picture, her name was Ginger 🐱)

When I finished school I didn’t know what I wanted to study and had never even heard of public relations. I felt like I could choose to study anything because I nothing really appealed to me, and that really overwhelmed me. So I turned to an older cousin of mine that I knew I could talk to. We went through all the pamphlets and booklets I had collected from all the open days I attended. I was considering a Bachelor of Arts or Business when the Bachelor of Communication sparked her interest and she said “Mary I think you would really like this one, because you’re good at public speaking, reading and writing” She saw that I was I bit hesitant and said “There’s no harm in trying”. So I gave it a go.


Fast track 4 years into the future. I had fallen in love with the Bachelor of Communication, Western Sydney University Parramatta South campus and felt like I belonged. I chose to major in public relations because I loved the holistic approach it gave to communication. Then, on Friday 28 April 2023, I graduated from WSU. Only to go back for more in Quarter 2 of 2023. This time studying my Masters of Business Administration, full time at the Parramatta City campus.


I often downplay my achievements because I’ve been raised to be humble. However, I work hard and have been told by classmates that I have an amazing work ethic. Occasionally, there were sleepless nights and tears but with dedication, self discipline, resilience and perseverance I was able to overcome any obstacle. You can too.

Nevertheless, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and support from my family, friends, St Joseph’s Primary school teachers, All Saints Catholic College Liverpool teachers, Western Sydney University Parramatta South and Parra City tutors, Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre family, and mentors. I am very grateful for the part they have had and continue to have in my learning journey and growth.


~ Mary, xo


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