Majoring in Community Welfare at university, Renee McBryde has worked in the community services sector for the last fifteen years, primarily working with disadvantaged children. She currently works in Child Protection for the Northern Territory government. She also teaches various Community Welfare courses in Alice Springs to upskill other professionals within the sector.
Renee grew up in Sydney and has travelled the world extensively, notching up over fifty countries to date. She is passionate about community development and has spent time working in Africa, including volunteering in a remote Internally Displaced Peoples camp in Kenya.
Renee moved to the Northern Territory in 2015, in the final months of her third pregnancy. She and her husband chose Alice Springs because after all their escapades together they still wanted to have a life full of adventure, even though everyone told them it would be impossible with three small children.