Meet The Team
Rachel is studying Music, Asian Studies and Chinese as a UWA Fogarty Scholar. She is the Treasurer of a Golden Zonta Club, providing birthing kits for women in remote communities, and Secretary of the Australia-China Youth Association (UWA). She plans to undertake study, language training and internships in public health, in various countries of the Indo-Pacific as a 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholar.
My background of being born in Indonesia, spending my childhood in the Philippines, and living in Australia for the past ten years has fuelled my passion for international relations, learning languages, and understanding different cultures and religions. One of my most valuable experiences was joining the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program in 2018 because it gave me the opportunity to connect with people from different backgrounds and realise how much we had in common. I am currently a Graduate at WA’s Department of Communities.
Conor is a Murdoch Economic Foundation Scholar writing a dissertation in the changing narratives of Scottish identity and its implications on nationalism studies more broadly. Conor was the final Australian Government Endeavour Scholarship recipient in which he studied at Lund University and worked with the Association of Foreign Affairs, acting as the chief researcher in Southeast Asian affairs. Conor has worked collaboratively with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonian Ministry of Defence, NATO and the Institute of Counter Terrorism in Israel.
Second-year Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) student at UWA majoring in Political Science and International Relations. Vice President (Outreach) of BPhil Union, Vice President (Operations) of UN Youth WA. Rosanna has also recently returned from a 3-month internship with the International Association of Women Judges in Washington D.C. and is currently completing a research project on Youth Perception of Leadership in Times of Pandemic Crisis.
I study music at UWA and sit on the WA Ministerial Youth Advisory Council, and am Chair of the WA Royal Commonwealth Society’s youth wing. In the arts space, I am leading the UWA Fringe Festival for 2020, and am Treasurer/Governance lead of the Perth Orchestra Project.
Lee Bing is a 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholar who recently graduated from a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication at Curtin University. Through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Grant, she had the opportunity to experience a semester-long exchange trip to Singapore where she studied design and media studies alongside Mandarin Chinese and undertook a Marketing and Design internship at a non-profit organisation tackling food insecurity.
I’m Alice, I’m passionate about building connections and community. I live in Singapore and love adventure and being immersed in new cultures.
Akshath is currently serving his two year long National Service in Singapore. He graduated from high school in 2018 and will be heading to the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Fall 2021. Akshath has been heavily involved with Model United Nations conferences in Singapore and is a firm believer in increasing access to educational opportunities for all!
Benjamin Mckee (Jamin) Jamieson
I am Jamin, a recent graduate of Yale-NUS College in Pol Sci. I currently work in a publisher for digital media in Southeast Asia.
I am a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne where I studied Economics, Politics, International Studies and Indonesian Language. Of the ASEAN countries, I have spent over a year in Indonesia, three months in Myanmar and one month in Cambodia.
I am a final semester International Relations student based in Melbourne, Australia. As a Capability Development Intern at Asialink Business, my passion for Australian-Asian economic relations, youth empowerment and capability, and a strong Indo-Pacific focus for Australia’s future.