NAME: Dr Priya Kondappan
NOW LIVES: Sydney
JOB: Paediatric Registrar
Priya was born in India, and initially migrated to Melbourne with her husband. When he got a job in Sydney, she and their daughter moved too. Priya had to take exams to become a qualified doctor in Australia. She now works as a paediatric registrar at a children’s hospital, which she finds very rewarding.
Priya says Australian parents are pushier than Indian parents, because they do their research and ask many questions. On her days off, she enjoys visiting parks, beaches and wildlife attractions with her family. Priya attends temple weekly, and enjoys mixing with members of Sydney’s Indian community. She says she’s in Australia to stay.