May 6, 2005
Sabet has a bad case of nerves. The 25-year-old Rhodes scholar
is talking about indigenous communities at the Future Summit, but
doesn't consider herself an authority despite having worked in Zambia,
Tanzania, Japan, South Korea and the Aboriginal community of Kintore
in the Northern Territory.
Most of it has been in her spare time, driven by a desire to experience
communities first hand. "I just try to spend time with people.
I haven't worked on big programs or anything, I have just been out
in the communities."
Last year, Sabet completed her medical degree and was awarded
the Victorian Rhodes scholarship. She's based in Darwin, having
the scholarship for a year to work as an intern at Royal Darwin
Sabet was born in Iran in 1980, a year after Shia cleric Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini came to power in the Islamic revolution.
Her parents were persecuted for practising the minority Bahai Faith.
their jobs and Bahai children were prohibited from going to
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