CQUni Committee Officer Andrea McSherry is on the run for a good cause. She and her husband will be running their first ever half marathon at the Yeppoon Running Festival. Running has always been a big passion in Andrea’s family with her Dad, Peter Quirk, running the Westfield Ultramarathon from Sydney to Melbourne in 1990 when she was a baby. Peter ran to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder which Andrea’s eldest sister Danielle was diagnosed with at a very young age.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I have always been interested in sport and exercise and since I was old enough to understand the tragedy that affected my family, it has been a passion of mine to run a half marathon to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, just like my Dad did in an ultramarathon in 1990. I am currently training to run my first ever half marathon on 30 September where I hope to raise awareness and funding for Rett Syndrome. For those interested in finding out more or donating, you can read more on this page https://give.everydayhero.com/au/run-for-retts
What do you like about the work arrangements at CQUni?
It is incredibly flexible and strongly encourages a work-life balance, which is something many workplaces do not do.
What is the best thing about the Rockhampton North campus?
I love the wildlife here. Not everyone is lucky enough to see kangaroos, echidnas and baby plovers outside their door at work.
The weekend is free – what would you do?
Grab a coffee and go to the beach with my husband and our two Jack Russell X Maltese fur babies, followed by a night in watching one of our favourites: The Americans, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Ballers, or The Sopranos.
If you were down to your last $10, what would you buy?
An iced coffee frappe from the Xpresso coffee van that visits the Rockhampton North campus (I’m addicted)!
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
I have always wanted to fly. When I was little I would dress up in my fairy outfit and jump off stairs and trampolines in the hope I would fly. Thankfully it never resulted in any hospital visits.
If you had no responsibilities where would you be right now?
On a beach, sipping a cocktail.