Rocca Salcedo

Rocca Salcedo migrated from Colombia to Australia around 15 years ago to pursue her studies in International Law at the University of Melbourne. Little had she known that her life would take a new turn in Melbourne after being hit by a car which caused her to become paraplegic owing to a spinal cord injury.

In order to live the life Rocca is living now, she has faced many challenges but she always overcame them with great determination.  Rocca previously worked as radio host on the community radio 3ZZZ, she also worked at various NGOs and is still currently involved in the disability sector. On top of these commitments she still makes some time to play tennis and badminton to maintain her physical fitness.

In Rocca’s presentation she uses herself as example to challenge common stereotyping of people with disabilities by the community.


For more information about Rocca please contact Speakers Bank’s Project Officer on 03 9314 0988 or

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