Markesh joined the UQ Poche Centre as a Clinical Research Assistant in the Let's Yarn About Sleep (LYAS) program in Mount Isa QLD. She has family ties to Normanton on both sides of the Norman River  - Kurtjar and Kukatj and is local to Dajarra region of the Waluwarra people. 

Her previous work has been in mining both surface and underground operations both residential and regional work. In her last role, she was with the Environment and Community Department on site. Within this role, Markesh found a passion for community work and started an Indigenous Employment Program on site to help local Indigenous people entering the mining industry.