I have spent the first 10 years of my career working primarily in the humanitarian sector with large and small not-for-profit organisations. I am also an experienced trainer, facilitator, and educator, having lead various groups of diverse individuals through humanitarian related themes.
I have a passion for using social innovation education to address justice issues and have facilitated a number of workshops on related topics.
Most recently, I was a guest facilitator at the Young Justice Leaders Forum at Aquinas College in Perth, Western Australia, in January 2018 where I facilitated a workshop on ethical consumerism and the fast fashion industry.
I live by the mantra "you must be the change you wish to see in the world" and I teach undergraduate students in a Global Business School a range of subjects including social activism.
I have also recently launched an intensive social activism program for young migrant and local communities called Change Shapers. In this work, I draw on my operational experiences in humanitarian diplomacy.
I am also passionate about equality, and have presented training and facilitated workshops on diversity and unconscious bias for numerous audiences.
This includes running a workshop at a British Red Cross regional conference in Nottingham, United Kingdom, in 2015, and delivering a presentation for a community of Remote Year participants in Bogota, Colombia, in 2017.
I have spoken at conferences and public events in Australia, Greece and the United Kingdom on migrant integration policy, including at a regional conference on the Syrian Resettlement Scheme in the United Kingdom in 2016.
I have also trained local and regional government workers in the rights of refugees and asylum seekers under domestic and international legal frameworks, as well as on best practice methods when working with victims of human trafficking.
Between 2007-09, I was a coordinator, facilitator and team leader for an annual Leadership Development Program run by World Youth International. From 2010-14, I held roles as a developer, facilitator, and mentor for their annual Personal Empowerment Program.
I have completed the Commonwealth100 training on Open Sourced Leadership, and taught leadership principles to business students.
I have trained various stakeholder groups on the fundamentals of international humanitarian law (IHL) , international human rights law and refugee law, including military personnel, civil service organisations, local government, community members and students.
This has included developing and facilitating an interactive IHL training for Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world".
- Mahatma Gandhi