"It was such a thrill and a huge surprise when the news come about winning. The next day I woke up and wasn’t sure if it had really happened. I am so incredibly lucky and grateful for everyone behind the Vogel: it is such a fantastically generous award."
Kelsey considers the trip an important period of his life. It was the first time he had focused on what he wanted to do, rather than what other people or aptitude tests told him he should be doing. “Everything that I learned and enjoyed there is what I based the rest on my life on,” says Kelsey. “Everything else just fell away. That time in Australia was like the birth of my life.”