Jamilla graduated from optometry in 2003 at UNSW. Coming from a Chinese family of myopic spectacle wearers, she has always been interested in eyes. She recalls being told off by her uncle as a toddler for
playing with the frames whilst in an optical shop in Hong Kong. Her drive towards optometry was strengthened after her first eye exam in high school, and subsequent work experience at an optometry practice.
In her down time, she enjoys chilling at home with her 3 year old daughter and her husband, cooking yummy toddler food and collecting pink diamonds and goodies of value. She loves also outdoors. Her biggest achievement was conquering Mount Kinabalu in 2017, despite being the last one in the group to arrive coming down the mountain.