Tishiko King is a proud Kulkalaig woman from the Island of Masig, Kulkalgal Nation of Zenadth Kes, and contributes to the Groundswell Giving team as their new Philanthropy and Engagement Officer to launch their very first First Nations grant round called Caring for Country funded by the Eisen Family Private Fund. Tish was formerly a campaigner at Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network and now supports the campaign Our Islands Our Home as an organiser.
Based in Naarm, Tish is spirited about sharing culture and amplifying social inequality and the rights of First Nations people. During her studies in Ocean Science on the Gold Coast, Tish became passionate and actively involved with grassroots environmental groups and rallies across Australia and overseas. Tish is the First Nations Advisor at Coral Sea Foundation and leads the Sea Women of Great Barrier Reef citizen science program and a member of the Advisory Group for the Australian Museum Climate Solutions Centre.
With experience across different industries at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere and the exploration and minerals industry, Tish brings a diverse perspective of First Nations and environmental justice.