Charisma comes from a legal background having completed her undergraduate degree in Arts/Law majoring in politics, with a minor in Indigenous Studies. While she was studying Charisma took on intern positions with AICD, Qantas, HDY, Norton Rose and in NSW government.
Following graduation, Charisma commenced a full time role at Terri Janke & Company as a Lawyer, specialising in Commercial Law and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. Charisma is also an Indigenous Tuition Program Tutor at UNSW and a Board Member at ID Know Yourself.
Charisma is of Indigenous, Filipino, Scottish and English decent. Specifically, Charisma’s Indigenous heritage is from The Larrakia people. The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region. Charisma is very proud of her Indigenous heritage and is also passionate about mental and physical well-being, sport, fashion, and advocacy of minority rights.