Poppy Starr

Poppy Starr

Poppy Starr

Poppy began skateboarding at the age of eight. She was voted as one of the Top 12 Most Influential Girl Skaters in the world by the time she was 13, became a pro skater and world skateboarding champion at 15, and at 17 is in training to compete for Australia at the 2020 Olympic Games.

She now competes in the open division on the world stage, which is usually dominated by women twice her age. Already a passionate pioneer for women skaters in Australia, she is quickly becoming one of the nation's greatest exports.

Poppy's talents extend into art and jewellery design, which she sells online and in several stores across the country. She is in high demand as one of the most booked young speakers in Australia, and is often recognised for her TEDx talk, which she gave at the age of 14. She inspires young people to find their passion and fund it through clever entrepreneurship.

World Vision’s work

World Vision Australia works globally with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our work in long-term community development, policy advocacy and change, and emergency relief addresses not only the symptoms of poverty, but also its complex and interrelated causes.

Poppy has a special interest in humanitarian and emergency response through her involvement with World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine. When disaster strikes, our expert teams are on the ground quickly to help save lives. And where possible, they stay long after the initial crisis is over to help communities recover in the long term.