Charlie lived in Phnom Penh for many years, after going to Cambodia in 2010 as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development for AUS Aid. During which time she helped set up the English Language Program for Lotus Outreach Australia. She subsequently worked closely with LO Australia and LO Cambodia as a volunteer, at the same time as working as a teacher of Art and Design at one of the British International Schools. She has gotten to know many of the GATE girls and their families and has been an important mentor for them.
Currently she is working with the Ministry of Education in Bhutan, developing programs for children with special educational needs.