Carissa Lee is the Inaugural Witness First Nations Emerging Critic. Born on Wemba-Wemba country, she graduated with Honours from the drama course at Flinders University Drama Centre and currently works as a professional actor on stage and screen. She completed a traineeship through the Black and Write! Program at QUT, which led to her role as the ATSI Writers Program Coordinator at the SA Writers Centre. Carissa has written for publications such as Junkee, LIP Mag, Book Riot, and Melbourne Writers Festival, and is presently completing her PhD in Indigenous Theatre.
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