Cina has previously studied Australian Indigenous Studies, sociology, politics, drugs and alcohol and mental health, and is currently studying social work.

Cina does a mix of paid and voluntary consumer, lived experience, and peer work in family violence, homelessness, drugs and alcohol, mental health, and research.

In the past she has also worked casual as a community-based research assistant, and has also worked in disability in the community and in education. She is living with multiple disabilities herself (physical, neurological, sensory, lung, muscular, chronic illnesses and mental health), and she is also caring for multiple family members with disabilities and mental illness too.

Her passions include animals, art, music, swimming in the ocean, singing, peace, creative writing and spoken word.