Staff Profile: Jess Gibbs

Name: Jess Gibbs

How long have you worked at Curtin? 10.5 years

Where did you work prior to starting at the University?
Wintec (Another Higher Ed Institute in Nu Zeelund)

What do you like best about your role?
I like being able to help make people’s working lives a little easier/better 🙂

Why did you choose your current career path?
I didn’t, it chose me!

First job?
Customer Service @ Pizza Hut

Worst job?
Customer Service @ Pizza Hut (it is very hard to get the smell of rising dough out of your hair!!)

What project are you currently working on and what does it involve?
Planning for 2019 – workloads, offerings, recruitment etc.

Your favourite place in the world and why?
Kawhia, NZ, at Christmas time! This is were I grew up. Only 250 people live there and it’s is about as slow paced as you can get. Snails move faster than the locals 🙂

Your favourite cuisine and why?
Thai! Love the flavours and aromas.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
There is a solution to every problem!

Tell us something about yourself that your colleagues wouldn’t know…
I had a labret (chin piercing) as a teenager and still have the hole in my chin today (OMG)