As a Skyline Program Manager, Kirsty Kain is a passionate educator who has over 20 years’ experience working with young people across both education and non-profit sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, and a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne. Kirsty is inspired by intersectional feminism and social justice, and she strives to infuse her work with these principles. She has an enthusiasm for alternative education, which flourished during her fourteen-year tenure at Alia College in Melbourne’s inner east. In her former role as Assistant Director of Girls Rock!, Kirsty helped to establish this ground-breaking program in Melbourne.
In addition to her role as Program Manager at Skyline, Kirsty works with Family Planning Victoria in the Schools and Community Team. She is also a freelance editor, most recently editing Ethos, the quarterly online journal of Social Education Victoria. She has also volunteered at several music education programs in the US, and at a sexual health education program in Uganda. Kirsty is an ex-snowboard instructor, seasonal surfer, yoga enthusiast, Pilates participator, commuter cyclist, curious traveller, word nerd, garage-rock singer, low-key keyboard player, aspiring Taiko drummer, sometime writer, and lifelong learner.