Jacinta Baragud is an Iamagal woman from the Kulkalgal nation of the Torres Strait (Queensland, Australia). She is a Research Officer in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU) as one of the key members of the project Rekindling Japanese and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) Connections: the Kwansei Gakuin University expeditions 50 years on funded by the Australia-Japan Foundation, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Australian Research Council Discovery Project scheme. Before joining the ANU, she worked in multiple positions for the Australian Public Service but more recently as a Corporate Support Officer. Jacinta’s research interests include Indigenous socio-economic policies, Torres Strait knowledge systems and languages, and the impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities. She is passionate about improving access for Torres Strait communities to the results of research conducted in their region. Through this, she built an interest in examining historical research information captured in and about the Torres Strait and their meanings and uses for contemporary Torres Strait societies. When she is not working, she enjoys going hiking and spending time with families. She lives up to her Kantok family moto ‘Do your best, never give up’.