Dr Sally Hall
What year and grade did you complete your education at TAS?
Year 4-12, graduating in 2008.
Where are you now? (Please provide Current Role and Employer)
Embryologist with Queensland Fertility Group
Describe your job:
I manage an IVF laboratory where I am responsible for retrieving eggs, performing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), vitrifying eggs and embryos, warming eggs and embryos, and embryo transfers.
What is your career highlight to date?
Each and every pregnancy.
What advice would you give to young people wanting to enter into a similar profession?
I was somewhat unaware of this profession when I was in high school, and it was only until my third year of uni (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) that I discovered reproductive biology. The best advice I can give is to be open-minded, be patient, and realise that there is more than one way to get to where you want to be. Allow yourself to head down a different path to what you might have planned. In doing so, you may accidentally discover what really interests you.
What is your most memorable moment at TAS?
I feel that I was gifted with a lot of opportunities whilst at TAS, the top highlights being Leichhardt House Captain, School Vice Captain, a regional debating champion, Optiminds participant, and singer for TAS JAZZ. My most memorable moment was the opportunity to sing Orange Coloured Sky for the school at our annual speech night. This became all the more meaningful after the passing of TAS JAZZ’s instructor, Bill Carlyle.
What advice would you give to current TAS students?
Get involved in what TAS has to ofter, whether that be sports, Outdoor Ed, music, round square or Optiminds. All of these extra-curriculars can tell you a lot about yourself, and help shape who you will become as a person.