Umber is a proud Yamatji Badimaya woman. She has always been passionate about two things. Healthcare and anti-racism. Growing up in the arid Pilbara region of Western Australia she has first-hand experience of what it is like to be othered and to be a target of racism. Having an interest in medicine led her to fulfill her childhood goal of becoming a doctor. During her journey, she has faced many obstacles which have given her first-hand lived experience about what she calls “covert” racism that exists in universities and institutions. This has led her to advocate strongly on behalf of women of colour.
She has studied at Melbourne University and graduated in 2003. She completed her FRACGP (Fellowship of the Royal College of GPs) train.
In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, she has taken up opportunities to speak up and advocate in the anti-racism space.
She has been an executive board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria and has worked in the community educating on anti-racism. She runs her own medical clinic and works part-time with Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre.