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    Emily Lizzio

    Macquarie University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    As a member of the fourth group of Chinese-Australian adoptees under the one-child policy, I am passionate about embracing all opportunities and maintaining a growth mindset. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University. When I am not studying, I thoroughly enjoy participating in law society competitions, the most recent being the Australian Law Students’ Association Negotiation in July this year. In my spare time, I am the Vice-President of the Business Society, a volunteer with Girl Guides Australia and passionate tennis player.

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    Dani Lee

    University of New South Wales
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    My name is Dani and I am currently studying Law and Commerce at UNSW. As a growth oriented individual, I have focused on constantly expanding my skillset through being actively involved in university societies, immersing myself in case competitions and gaining diverse professional experiences as a Risk Associate at Macquarie Group and a paralegal at law firms. Additionally, these experiences led me to discover my passion for legal problem-solving and making a positive impact through my work. Being at the formative stage of my career, I am excited to continue my growth by pursuing further opportunities in the legal industry.

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    Jordan Moss

    James Cook University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    My Passions outside the law & my studies would have to be mentoring indigenous soldiers and helping them grow to become great soldiers and role models in their community; the feeling of helping people realise their potential is very satisficing. Apart from working as a reservist in the Australian Army, I enjoy travelling, and food tours worldwide. Also, craft beer doesn't go a stray. I'm a team player. I enjoy playing rugby, competing in the indigenous university games, and representing my university and my mob. Staying fit and healthy keeps a clear mind and allows me to strive in whatever … read more

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    Amanda Matejka

    Macquarie University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    I am in my second year of a Bachelor of Professional Accounting with a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University. Currently, I work part-time as a paralegal, after having gained experience working in a busy Barristers’ Chambers, with both roles providing valuable insight into the legal industry. I was born in Sweden and lived in London for ten years before moving to Sydney in 2018. Outside of my studies, I have participated in various programs such as Allens Dive-In program and currently the Global Leadership Program at Macquarie University, exploring various areas of law and completing volunteering and professional activities.

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    Allira Scott

    Murdoch University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    My name is Allira Scott and I am a proud Wirlomin Nyungar Law Student. I have a passion for justice, and encouraging other First Nations young people to be their best selves. I have a long career in education, working as both an Education Assistant and currently as an Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer. I am hoping to finish my double degree of Law and Criminology to work within the youth justice sector. I am determined, hard-working and passionate. My ultimate goal is to be someone that young people can look to for inspiration and hope.

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    Henry Palmerlee

    Australian National University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    I am a student at the Australian National University studying a combined degree in Law and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Educational equality is extremely important to me - I volunteer with the Regional Education Support Network to deliver free education support to regional Australian high school students. I have also served as the President of the ANU Law Students’ Society, ANU’s oldest and largest society. I love negotiation competitions; I won the 2021 Australian Championship and 2022 International Championship, and hope to put these skills to use as a corporate M&A lawyer in an international firm.

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    Mahmoud Al Rifai

    University of Sydney
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    Mahmoud is an ambitious penultimate Sydney Law School student helping Sydney Impact Investing launch Australasia’s first student-run impact investment fund in his capacity as Head of Legal & Governance. As a legal research assistant to leading silk Ian Neil SC, and with legal experience for the United Nations and Qantas, Mahmoud desires to improve his legal acumen to assist clients with their most pressing legal problems. As a former Sydney University Law Society Executive with a wealth of publications to his name, Mahmoud continues to demonstrate thought leadership as Editor-in-Chief of the law society’s prestigious journal: Law In Society.

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    Marlan De Silva

    Monash University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    Marlan De Silva is a penultimate year LLB (Honours) student studying at Monash University in Victoria. Alongside his law degree, Marlan acquired national accreditation as a mediator, completed an Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing and a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice. Marlan is passionate about property law and dispute resolution and has founded his own conveyancing firm and pro-bono private family mediation practice. In the future, Marlan has aspirations of working in commercial property law and real estate.

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    Connor Boyce

    Australian National University
    Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    I have a passion for private and commercial law, particularly in law reform and on the impact of law on the lives of everyday individuals. Through my work at the ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal, I have the opportunity to develop my critical thinking and problem-solving skills by examining and improving procedures to provide efficient access to justice in the ACT. Outside of work, I volunteer at Mountain Trails Adventure School, teaching outdoor skills and fostering leadership among youth in the Canberra Region. I also regularly engage in team sport, primarily basketball and ultimate frisbee.

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    Kavi Ramdass

    University of Melbourne
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Accounting Award

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    I am a final year Commerce student at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Accounting and Finance. I am currently pursuing a cadetship in Audit and Assurance at HLB Mann Judd after a successful placement in the CA Achiever programme 2022 and as a student representative, I help CAANZ educate students on the value of the CA designation. In my spare time, I volunteer as a Project Consultant at Impetus Consulting Group where I help non-profits develop strategies to overcome issues they face. I am a people’s person and highly driven to solve problems and challenges faced by organizations.

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    Adam Soonius

    University of Technology Sydney
    Accounting

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Accounting Award

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    Through embracing every opportunity, I’m a passionate, high-achieving all-rounder who is actively involved in sports, performing arts, leadership and social justice. Currently I’m a second-year student studying the UTS Bachelor of Accounting Co-operative Scholarship program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. I’ve been elected cohort representative and am also VP of UTS Case Team, having competed in several international case competitions. Recently, I completed a six-month internship at KPMG, and also work as a squash coach and staff cadet officer. I’ve volunteered at Sony camp and travelled to Cambodia to provide educational resources which I fund-raised through holding substantial community events.

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    Shalom Katsande

    Macquarie University
    Accounting

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Accounting Award

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    Shalom Katsande is a Zimbabwean final year student at Macquarie University studying a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Professional Accounting. Shalom’s passion is to create a place where people belong, grow and attain their goals as seen in her experiences as a PAL Leader, Mentor, President of the Hillsong on Campus Society and more. Through experiences as a Finance Intern and Accounts Payable Officer, Shalom has built her enthusiasm of the Accounting and Financial Industry. She sees herself as a Future Leader who is empathetic, encouraging, and influential . She looks forward to leading amazing people to great feats!

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    Evie Butler

    University of Technology Sydney
    Accounting

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Accounting Award

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    Evie is a second year Bachelor of Accounting Scholar at UTS who has completed an internship at QBE Insurance. In addition to academic pursuits, Evie is actively involved in university societies, having held roles in UTS Women in Business and the UTS Case Team (2023 Vice-President (Competitions)). She strives to capitalise on every opportunity provided to her and seeks outcomes that benefit both herself and others. Evie is extremely enthusiastic and team-focused spending her spare time captaining her hockey team and coaching hockey, touch football and debating, finding great satisfaction in being a team member, leader, and mentor.

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    Mariessa Lai

    University of New South Wales
    Accounting

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Accounting Award

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    I am currently studying Master of Professional Accounting at UNSW. I am interested in how the Accounting field requires analytical and other soft skills such as advisory and communication skills to communicate complex information to clients in simplistic terms. I am also the Vice President of Finance at the UNSW Graduate Students Association.

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    Derick Luong

    University of Technology Sydney
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Derick is a combined law and business student at the University of Technology Sydney. He is expected to graduate with First Class Honours and is also completing an academic program at Harvard University. Derick works full-time at APP Corporation as an Assistant Project Manager and has been involved in managing a number of high-profile development and infrastructure projects. He also works as an academic tutor at UTS and teaches a number of undergraduate subjects. He was a finalist for the NSW Volunteer of the Year, NSW/ACT Young Achiever of the Year and was St John Ambulance's Member of the Year.

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    Atiu Madut

    The University of Adelaide
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    My name is Atiu Madut, I am studying a Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws at the University of Adelaide, I am 21 years old and the first in my family to attend university. I am passionate about affording people the right to proper legal assistance as well as encouraging youth as the future leaders to become more involved in their community.Getting this far in life has not been straightforward, overcoming many challenges. Becoming part of the Top100 Future Leaders would assist me in fulfilling my goal of being a lawyer.

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    Thinura Wijeratne

    University of Tasmania
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Hey Everyone! I'm Raiagma and I am determined to be a voice to empower the disadvantaged groups within society. I am passionate about ensuring that all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexuality are treaty with utmost respect and care. Having worked in the sphere of humanitarian law for over four years, I am confident that I will be a future leader who has a great social impact. I believe that all my experience has equipped me with the tools necessary to create a great social impact.

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    Brittany Cairns

    University of Technology Sydney
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Brittany is a fourth-year student studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business at UTS. She works as a paralegal at an employment and family law firm. Previously, Brittany worked as a law clerk at an aviation and transport firm. She is the Sponsorship Director for UTS Women in Business and has a large passion for female empowerment in the business and legal world. She hopes to create a positive social impact in her career in both sectors. Brittany is passionate about mentoring disadvantaged students to help them grow and strive for their goals. She enjoys playing and watching sport (including … read more

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    Gavin Choong

    Monash University
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Gavin is a leading human rights advocate, board member, youth advisor, and senior law student at Monash University. Last year, Gavin campaigned in support of a range of social justice movements, including the Uluru Statement from the Heart with Macquarie Law School’s Radical Centre Reform Lab, refugee rights with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the Australian Climate Case with the Grata Fund, and the enactment of a national Human Rights Act as an Amnesty International Australia youth advisor. Gavin has also been active in the field of space law and policy, selected as a Young Australian Space Leader in 2022.

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    Matthew Kuk

    University of New South Wales
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Hi, I’m Matthew and I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Commerce and Law degree at UNSW. I decided to study my degree as it would equip me with the necessary skills to be qualified in making a positive social change. Outside of class, I love to participate in volunteer activities and serve the community. For example, I am a presenter at the UNSW Student Legal Education Group (SLEG), and I am a consultant at a pro-bono consulting group at UNSW (Global Consulting Group). I hope to further my pursuits in coming years and stay true to my values.

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    Max Hayward

    University of Melbourne
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Max Hayward is an emerging leader promoting social change in the legal industry. Born in London, he grew up in Colorado before moving to Melbourne and accepting a music scholarship at Melbourne Grammar School. Ever since moving to Australia, he has been firmly entrenched in community organizations, including donating blood, advocating for youth mental health with Beyond Blue, and lifesaving in Lorne. A graduate of Bachelor of Agriculture (Economics), today he's a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Melbourne and works as a paralegal and legal researcher.

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    Victoria Gao

    University of New South Wales
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    Victoria is a Law and Commerce student at UNSW who is committed to creating social impact. Victoria has volunteered at various Community Legal Centres as a legal assistant such as the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre and the Welfare Rights Centre. In these roles, she has given her time to learn about vulnerable communities and the ways she can empower others to take agency of their lives. She also has experience working with a range businesses to develop her commercial acumen which she hopes to employ in a way that makes a positive impact on the community.

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    Muskan Jain

    University of Sydney
    Law

    Finalists In: Clifford Chance Social Impact Law Award

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    In the ever-changing field of law, Muskan has shown a commitment to the community through her wide range of volunteering and work experiences. As a current law student at the University of Sydney, she has been heavily involved in delivering podcasts and panels to help students navigate turbulent times. Alongside this, she was the President of Enactus in which she was able to lead 12 social enterprises which collectively impacted at least 50 members. Further, as a tax cadet at EY, she has worked on a wide variety of clients to develop her problem-solving skills and relationship management.

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    Palaash Rawat

    University of New South Wales
    Information Systems

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    I'm Palaash, studying Business Information Systems at UNSW! Throughout my academic career, I have strived to gain exposure to the business world through an internship at PwC, and working alongside NFPs and startups. I have further explored the industry through participating in case competitions, having recently achieved first place in the 2022 UNSW Co-op x TLR Case Competition. At university, I am involved in a variety of societies which helps me give back to younger students, and together these experiences have formed a passion for teamwork, the pursuit of growth, and having a good time!

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    Natalie Leroy

    University of New South Wales
    Computer Science

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    My name is Natalie Leroy, a 20 year old double degree Computer Science and Media Arts student at UNSW! I absolutely love using both my creative side of my brain as well as my analytical and problem solving side. I am passionate about technology- whether that be building a PC, coding a game or making an animation to a song. Saying this, I am also motivated to constantly learn and taking on opportunities to grow as a person.

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    Georgia Widjaja

    University of Technology Sydney
    Information Technology

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    Hey there! I’m Georgia, and I’m passionate about all thing technology! Currently I’m studying a Bachelor of Information Technology at UTS in a cooperative program where I’ve had the incredible opportunity to complete a 6 month industry placement at one of our sponsors! I’m continually looking for opportunities to learn new things, and I can’t wait for what comes next!

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    Tony Wu

    University of New South Wales
    Information Systems

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    Hi! My name is Tony Wu, I’m an undergraduate currently studying Commerce and Information Systems at UNSW. My interest in technology stemmed from my childhood experience watching science-fiction movies. At the time, I became curious about what the world would look like if we had a symbiotic relationship with technology. Fast forward to today, this same curiosity led me to undertake a professional journey across numerous roles in PwC, Humm Group and Deloitte Digital. This journey has motivated me to put my best foot forward and dedicate myself to being a life-long student in the world of technology.

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    Oltan Sevinc

    University of New South Wales
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    My Name is Oltan and I’m a penultimate year Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Science student studying at UNSW. I’m interested in robotics, data science and history!After being raised in Turkey I came to Australia at 18 to study and have fully embraced the diverse and accepting environment here since.Following a brief period of adaptation to a new country and culture, I have focused my energy on fostering an environment of tactful honesty, kindness, and empathy in my surroundings.My work-life goal is to create a work environment based on a blend of scientific solutions and empathy.

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    Chrishane Amarasekara

    Monash University
    Computer Science

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    I love trying and learning new things which is probably why I am currently studying Software Engineering, Genetics, and Astrophysics at Monash. Also, why I’ve had a range of experiences from working at Bunnings, to being a Project Consultant Intern with Monash Food Innovation and now I am a Software Engineer Intern at NAB! My ultimate goal is to help as many people as I possibly can in my lifetime and believe that through tech, I can have the largest impact.

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    Emaan Gohar

    University of Technology Sydney
    Automotive Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    Emaan has been raised by immigrant parents in a low socio-economic suburb of Western Sydney, where education has been a goal and drive in their household. Emaan is a proud UTS student studying Software Engineering and Science, that has dedicated almost all her time raising awareness for Education for a digitally transformed future. Outside her academics, she represents her unique identity and perspective as a SPROUTS, Gender Equality Ambassador, and volunteer to raise awareness on STEM for underprivileged young Australian girls and boys. Emaan prides in fostering her time for social change whilst interrogating technology as a Client Technology Lead … read more

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    Bella Andrews

    University of Newcastle
    Computer Science

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    Isabella is completing her third year of a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) at The University of Newcastle (UON). Concurrently, she is a self-employed WordPress Developer helping small businesses in the Upper Hunter establish an online presence.As a high-achieving student, Isabella currently participates in UON's iLEAD program, which aims to help students develop the skills needed to create and lead meaningful change. Upon graduation, Isabella aspires to explore roles in technology and engineering that speak to her passion for solving problems, gaining understanding, and contributing to the greater good of her family and the wider community.

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    Ishan Karunanayake

    University of New South Wales
    Computer Science

    Finalists In: Coles IT Award

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    I am a PhD Candidate at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney. I work on Cybersecurity related research focusing on Anonymity Networks, Malware, and Privacy. I have a BSc. in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering with First Class Honours and worked as a software Engineer before arriving in Australia as an International Student. I have received several scholarships, including the University International Post Graduate Award and CSCRC PhD Research Award. I have volunteered for several activities, including fundraising and was the winner of the IEEE Most Outstanding Student Volunteer Award for 2021.

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    Tom Simes

    Macquarie University
    Accounting

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    I am an Accounting Co-op Scholar at Macquarie University, fortunate to gain real work experience throughout my studies. In my spare time, I volunteer as President at 180 Degrees Consulting, the world’s largest social impact consultancy. In this role, I strive to assist non-profits in overcoming issues and maximising their social impact. I’m also a Student Ambassador, Peer Assisted Learning Leader and tutor/mentor of Indigenous Australian students at Macquarie University. I am passionate about coupling my professional ambitions with my desire to effect positive change.

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    Tony Stemm

    Monash University
    Psychology

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    I am a proud Australian person who truly believes that anyone can achieve their dreams, goals and overcome perceived challenges to become the best person they can be. History is no boundary for my success in the future, the future is for the taking of the people who want to take it.Bringing Mental health to the forefront of my career builds on from a life of lived experience allowing me to build skills that I will pass on and use to mentor others."You are not what you have been but rather what you will become"

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    Lauren Richardson

    University of New South Wales
    Public Health

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    Lauren is completing a Master of Global Health/Public Health at University of New South Wales, and holds First Class Honours in Medical Science - Health Services Research. Lauren worked across the Victorian COVID-19 Response, providing critical public health advice and is currently on secondment at the Grattan Institute’s Health and Aged care program. Alongside this, Lauren is CEO of CHASE, a not-for-profit organisation enabling and empowering disadvantaged youth through health education and community engagement.

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    Rory O'Shea

    University of Technology Sydney
    Law

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    Passion to learn and humility to grow underpins my pursuit of personal growth. Adherence to this philosophy is reflected in my active involvement in university societies, enabling me to represent UTS in Water Polo and as a consultant internationally. Outside of university, working at Samuel Griffith Chambers, volunteering at the Aboriginal Legal Service, and participating in the 2022 EY Game Changers Club 2022 reflect my wider interests in the legal and commercial spheres. While these experiences differ, I uniformly strived to cultivate interpersonal skills as I believe working with people widens the lens through which we view problems, empowering us … read more

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    Sophie Serafim

    University of Technology Sydney
    Communication and Media Studies

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    I started my double degree in Communications and Languages and Cultures in 2019. In 2020, I worked as a member of the Editorial Committee on an anthology that reflected the zeitgeist of the last two years. I was awarded the Dean's merit for academic achievement, became a member of UTS’ International Leadership Development, and successfully applied as a Peer-Networker and Communications Intern for Orientation. I’m currently the Secretary of the Disabilities Collective. Now I’m running for the SRC – wish me luck! I’m most proud of my work published in the 2022 anthology: an essay about our place in climate.

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    Sarah Grimson

    The University of Queensland
    Political Science and Policy Studies

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Queensland. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, I worked as a frontline medical receptionist and developed a passion for connecting with my community and fostering positive change in my everyday interactions with patients. I hope to combine this with my interest in the political economy and commerce on a larger scale to inspire innovative solutions to the socio-economic challenges we are facing. I am down to earth, and in my spare time you’ll catch me at all sorts of sports and concerts!

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    Kristina Hua

    University of New South Wales
    Information Systems

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    Hey! I am a first year business information systems (Co-op) student studying at UNSW. As a driven and inquisitive individual, I am constantly seeking unique opportunities where I can create the most impact and develop myself personally and professionally. During my first year, I have actively taken apart in university societies and case competitions, recently achieving first place in the Microsoft Protégé 2022 case competition. My active involvement meant having the privilege of taking on leadership roles as a first year representative of Co-op Society and director of external relations for the UNSW Consulting Club.

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    Vishaak Gangasandra

    The University of Queensland
    Biological Sciences

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    I’m a penultimate year Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar and Liveris Academy Scholar studying a Bachelor of Biotechnology at UQ. Being elected by 35,000 students to UQ’s Academic Board and currently serving as the President of Australia’s largest student-run Biotechnology society, I am committed to enacting positive change through compassionate leadership. Conducting medical research alongside PhD candidates in wound healing technologies and digital health has inspired me to unlock the potential of medical technology in efforts to improve the accessibility of healthcare and lead healthcare transformations.

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    Phillipe Adamtchek

    University of Melbourne
    Medical Studies

    Finalists In: EY Innovation Award

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    Phillipe is a post-graduate Medical Student at the University of Melbourne. After completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and topping the cohort, he pursued his dream of becoming a doctor. Phillipe is the Vice-Chair of his university’s surgical society and a former Regulatory Affairs Intern. After getting exposure to entrepreneurship in late 2021, just a few months later, Phillipe founded an EdTech company helping high schoolers achieve better grades and uncover their dream careers. Since then, he has pitched and secured equity-free funding, a fast-tracked VC-backed accelerator interview and has helped over 125 high schoolers in 2022 alone.

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    Adam Witt

    University of New South Wales
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    Hi, my name is Adam Witt. I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and I moved to Sydney at the age of 18. I am currently in my fourth year at UNSW Sydney where I am studying a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Finance. I am currently completing my electrical engineering thesis where I am developing firmware for an ingestible electronic capsule that transits the gut. I am passionate about biomedical engineering solutions that can improve and save lives. Outside of university, my interests include tennis, long-distance running, piano, and photography.

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    Emerson Nugent

    The University of Adelaide
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    I was previously and elite track and road cyclist, racing for both state and country. I now study Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, with a plan to major in Aerospace. I am extremely interested in Formula One along with soccer with particular interest in the English Premier League. I have worked as an undergraduate software engineer at SRC Australia and I am currently in a role as an Undergraduate Aviation Engineer at GHD Group. In my future I hope to begin my own company to help with men's mental health awareness.

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    Daniel Wark

    University of New South Wales
    Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    I am a fourth year Chemical Engineering student at UNSW who has had the privilege of completing three six-month internships in a mix of industries at Selleys, SafeWork NSW and Sydney Water. I am currently interested in entering the food industry so I can innovate on much-loved products that could be found in anyone’s home. I believe its crucial to maintain one’s work-life balance, so I keep active and am lucky to be able to spend much quality time with my family.

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    Chloe Palin

    The University of Queensland
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    Engineering has the power to change the world! I am a penultimate year Electrical and Biomedical Engineering student at The University of Queensland with an interest in 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D printing of medical devices. I aspire that I use my degree to help others and make a positive change in our world. Through bridging the gap between technology, biology and medicine, I wish to improve and revolutionise healthcare using advanced technology!

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    Jhoanna Cobo Mendoza

    Victoria University
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    As an international student in Australia, I always looking to get out of my comfort zone and get the best of myself. I like to share my experience with people and give them a source of inspiration, motivation, and perseverance. I am part of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Team Leader for VU4 day, executive member of the Data Analytics Association, and Vice-President for the Victoria University Postgraduate Students in Victoria University. I am passionate about Supply Chain Management, I like to interact with other companies, and stakeholders to share ideas for continuous process improvement and risk management in … read more

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    Angus Cheng

    University of New South Wales
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    I am an Electrical Engineering student currently studying at UNSW, with a passion in applying my skills to solve real-world problems. My current role as an Undergraduate Electrical Engineer at UNSW Sunswift Racing alongside my past experiences as Treasurer of the UNSW Electrical Engineering society, allowed me to not only bridge my studies with real-world applications but guide and mentor students towards the unlimited potential pathways an engineering degree encompasses in developing core skills. Through my technical capabilities and open-minded attitude, I hope for a long-life career in helping people, businesses, and the wider society.

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    Louis Angeli

    University of Wollongong
    Commerce and Law

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    I’m Louis, a penultimate year student studying a Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws. I am a proud member of the University of Wollongong Law Students' Society and Golden Key International Honour Society. I am a focussed and committed individual with a great sense of humour. I have a desire to improve sustainability practices within society through positive law reform and legal innovation to ensure we are protecting and safeguarding the environment for future generations to come.

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    Georgia DESIDERI-ZIGANTE

    University of Sydney
    Economics and Econometrics

    Finalists In: Goodman Fielder FMCG Award

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    Having grown up in Hong Kong as an Italian, studying at a sustainability focused high school in Costa Rica, and doing my bachelors degree in France and Australia in a dual BA program, I am a global nomad. My greatest traits are adaptability and empathy. I have taken on a bachelor of arts university degree that has given me the opportunity to major in international relations and politics whilst at Sciences Po, and environmental economics alongside nutrition at the University of Sydney. I have spent the past few years working and volunteering in farms, horticulture businesses and eco-villages to gain … read more

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    Farruh Mavlonov

    University of Western Australia
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    I am currently in my penultimate year of studying the Master of Professional Engineering specialising in Electrical and Electronic engineering at the University of Western Australia. Alongside my studies, I am working part-time as a management consultant at Visagio. Outside study and work commitments, I play soccer at a semi-professional level in the WA State League and I have been actively involved with UWA Young Engineers in various capacities.

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    Emily McKnight

    University of New South Wales
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    Hi, my name is Emily and I moved to Australia from Scotland in 2008. Throughout school I always had a keen interest in mathematics, geography and science and decided to pursue a career in engineering at university. I had a gap year after I finished my HSC and went on a 7-month world tour with my twin sister. It was an incredible experience getting to live and work in different countries. Currently I am in my third year of Civil Engineering at UNSW, and in my free time I love reading, playing netball and swimming.

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    Richard Vongkham

    University of Melbourne
    Environmental Studies

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    I’m Richard, a third-year student studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. My desire to continuously be learning has driven my university experience at Impetus Consulting and Equity Investment Society. Finding a circle of friendships, and a newfound definition of what it means to leave tangible change within our society. Where a personal philosophy I’ve adopted is to constantly step into the unknown with an eagerness to stand corrected. Because it is this very mindset that has truly changed my course and realigned my vision of the world at large.

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    Michelle Huynh

    University of New South Wales
    Chemical Sciences

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    Professionally, Michelle has accumulated multiple customer service roles since the age of fourteen before diving into her PwC Traineeship to now working full-time alongside her studies as a Microsoft Operations Analyst. Passionate about social impact, Michelle has pursued many volunteering and other extra-curricular activities. In high school, she worked with St John Ambulance to medically support her community and helped orchestrate mission trips to rural Cambodia. In university, she has participated in six UNSW societies in different roles to learn from and teach others. She dedicated four years to welcoming new students with the Orientation Week volunteering program.

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    Elise Elkington

    University of New South Wales
    Other Education

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    I am a penultimate year student currently completing a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. I want nothing more than to utilise my chemical engineering skills in the renewable energy sector. It is my dream to work on the development of innovative carbon capture and utilisation technologies to help decarbonise the world as rapidly as possible. I am currently working toward this dream in my role as a Research Assistant at UNSW. Previously, I have completed internships at Lion-Nathan, Sydney Water, and Safework NSW; this extensive industry experience has granted me a unique and diverse skillset.

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    Cassidy Chellis

    Monash University
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    When I finished high school, I became a welder. Even now, I still work in construction, on the tools and driving forklifts. I have a soft spot for it. But since then, I’ve also designed the nation’s largest floating photovoltaic array, and worked on the Suburban Rail Loop. I’ve led a 1700-member resident union through a pandemic, constantly negotiating and fighting for tenants’ rights. And I’ve found my three great passions in life. I love music. I love learning languages. Above all, I love the challenge of leading a team, and pushing them to achieve what they never thought possible.

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    Gus Grinham

    University of Sydney
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    My name is Gus Grinham, I am a Civil Engineering (Honours) and Project Management student at the University of Sydney. Currently in my penultimate year I have had the great opportunity to be working with Acciona Construction for the past year, developing and applying my engineering skills into practice. The engineering career pathway has always been something of great interest ever since I was a young student at school, having a fond passion for building and creating things. This passion has followed me to where I am today and I am excited to be able to soon work in a … read more

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    Emily Le

    University of Sydney
    Information Systems

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    I’ve always been passionate about being the best person and professional that I can be, reflected through my academic performance and determined desire to make the world a better place. The thing that drives me as a young civil engineer, is the ability to position for, and influence some of the greatest construction projects we’ve seen in this country. It’s this positive legacy that fuels my motivation and ability to overcome challenges that today’s society present.

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    Thisuri Weerasinghe

    University of Melbourne
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    I’m Thisuri (she/her), a current Master of Civil Engineering Student at The University of Melbourne. I found my voice and footing as a leader through student clubs and societies. A small thought to step out of my comfort zone and get involved in one society, ended up with me leading 3 societies as an executive and eventually becoming the 2022 President of the Melbourne University Civil and Structural Society. These experiences have taught me the value of people and community, and I aspire to always take a people first approach in my future career as an engineer.

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    Laura Suine

    University of Technology Sydney
    Architecture and Urban Environment

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    Laura Suine is a student at the University of Technology Sydney studying a bachelor of Architecture. Laura has had an interest in building and design ever since she was young. She studied Design and Technology in school and achieved the highest grades in the HSC which led her to pursue this industry in her tertiary studies. Laura is passionate about making a positive contribution to peoples lives and ultimately the greater city throughout her career.

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    Skye Li

    University of Melbourne
    Building

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    My current mission is tackling Sustainable Development Goal 11 by infiltrating the construction industry to build cities and human settlements that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. By day, I am a Sustainability Consultant at GHD for buildings, infrastructure, and precincts. By night, I am a Construction student at the University of Melbourne with my sights set on changing the future of the Australian built environment. I am a big believer in bridging the connection between construction science, engineering, and architecture. Cliche as it is, but I love watching the projects I work on come to life.

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    Dhiviyan Maheswaran

    RMIT University
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    My name is Dhiviyan Maheswaran. I am currently completing a double degree in Civil Engineering and Business Management at RMIT university. In my free time, I like to volunteer and contribute to my community, whether it be university or local. I have done this through volunteering with the Salvation Army and helping my local community. As well as being an Engineer’s Australia student ambassador and a Peer mentor at university helping my peers with their time at university. I aspire to continue this in some form throughout my life and hope to bring this value into my engineering.

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    Edwin Huang

    University of New South Wales
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    I am a current penultimate student studying civil engineering at UNSW, and also a current undergraduate engineering working at Ertech, a construction contractor. I would consider myself a highly motivated individual who loves taking on new challenges to continually diversify my experiences in the pursuit of personal and professional growth.

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    Corey Jones-Viegas

    University of Technology Sydney
    Building

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    I’m Corey Jones-Viegas, a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technician & Coordinator working at Beymann, a BIM services and mechanical engineering drafting company. I hope to be a future leader in the digital construction landscape by being at the forefront of the industry’s adoption of BIM technologies, particularly in the 3D (modelling), 5D (financial controls) and 6D (sustainability) spaces.I was previously a 2021 Australian National team finalist in ‘Building Information Modelling’ for the country’s WorldSkills’ campaign, I’ve Independently managed asset management systems across large-scale projects (e.g. Western Sydney Airport), and will be beginning 5D BIM research with UTS next year.

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    Helly Desai

    University of Technology Sydney
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    I have always about the anatomy of structures and the way they stand upright – rain, hail, or shine. This curiosity bubbled into something larger as I started noticing the intricacies of infrastructure in my community. I became determined to keep communities connected through developing transportation infrastructure which is safe, inclusive, and accessible by all. I am currently in my 3rd year of studying Civil Engineering, and working as an Undergraduate Engineer on the Western Sydney Airport site I am able to nurture my interests in transport and construction whilst evolving into a well-rounded young woman in engineering.

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    Caleb Fitzgerald

    Monash University
    Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Lendlease Placemaking Award for Property Development and Construction

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    My passion for infrastructure and civil engineering is driven by my care for people and belief in its capacity to improve their lives. My experiences as an undergraduate engineer with AECOM and humanitarian volunteering, both locally and on overseas missions, have fuelled my career aspirations to produce tangible, positive impact in communities and the lives of individuals through leading and managing civil infrastructure projects. Leading teams in the workforce and university, I take great pride in the personal growth of my team members and strive to lead by example, constantly seeking for more efficient ways to deliver high quality outcomes.

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    Kenuka Wijayatunga

    University of New South Wales
    Mathematical Sciences

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    My name is Kenuka and I am a penultimate-year Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Co-op) student at UNSW, passionate about machine learning and implementing data-driven solutions. I am currently working at Suncorp in the Natural Perils Pricing team and have previously worked in actuarial roles at both PwC and the NDIA. These experiences taught me how quantitative skills can really make a difference in society. Outside of work, I am a Sponsorship Director for FMAA, Project Leader at 180 Degrees Consulting, and previously the President of UNSW Co-op Society. My philosophy is to take opportunities and always be open to learning.

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    Anav Prasad

    Macquarie University
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I am an Actuarial Studies Co-op Scholar at Macquarie University and as an aspiring Actuary, I am looking forward to making meaningful connections with others in this field to make positive contributions toward society. My passion to learn and grow has driven me to be involved in various clubs and societies, such as the Actuarial Students Society and the Machining Society, where I am exposed to new concepts and perspectives. From the personal and technical skills that I learn from these experiences, I aim to actively motivate others around me to create and sustain a stronger, allied society.

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    Kimika Uehara

    University of Melbourne
    Physics and Astronomy

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I am a driven student in Physics and Data Science, aspiring to be an innovative problem-solver in society using technology and data. I love thinking about how to solve problems, in academic, professional and interpersonal spaces. Outside of study, I have been the President and the Community Service Representative of a residential college, as well on the committee of the UoM Physics Students’ Society, where I am passionate about diversity and equity. I am originally from Japan and have spent the last 10 years in Australia, having English, Japanese and Mandarin under my belt.

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    Carly Hudson

    Bond University
    Public Health

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I am a PhD student at Bond University, working to develop machine learning algorithms to predict representation and readmission to a public hospital emergency mental health service. I have a background in psychology, and have a keen interest in promoting positive mental health. I am passionate about research, and using data to solve problems that can make a positive social impact. Outside of my studies and work, I enjoy travelling and learning about other cultures.

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    Himesh Jayasekera

    University of Melbourne
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I'm Himesh, a second-year Commerce student at 'The University of Melbourne' majoring in Actuarial Science. I love learning and developing myself by embracing the diverse thinking of those around me. My growth mindset has led me to many eye-opening opportunities, such as Actuarial Consulting internships at PwC and EY, various leadership conferences, and community-serving positions such as peer mentoring.My interest in the climate risk field by pioneering sustainable solutions driven by data is a great passion of mine, as creating a long-term positive contribution to the community is something I value greatly.

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    Steph Dunn

    University of Sydney
    Computer Science

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    Hi, I'm Steph. I'm a Software Engineer-cross-Data Scientist in the making at USYD. I'm also a self-taught Web Developer. When I'm not at my laptop, I'm at the pool. I'm a National League Waterpolo player and beach enthusiast.

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    Grace Lam

    University of New South Wales
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I believe that impact is about having the drive to inspire change whilst also empowering others to follow suit. In striving to make an impact, I have been fortunate to hold leadership positions as a Sponsorship Director and Project Manager across university societies. Through my role as an Actuarial Intern at TAL, I have come to appreciate the importance of using data to inform decisions. As such, outside of my studies, I strive to make a social impact in data-driven capacities through my involvement with the United Nations Youth where I currently hold positions as the National Assistant Risk Manager … read more

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    Esan Hasan

    Macquarie University
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I am a second-year Macquarie University Student studying a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Applied Finance. As an aspiring actuary and financial advisor, I am motivated to seek new challenges and make a positive impact on society. My feats as a Project Manager of the Actuarial Students Society helped inspire students to pursue self-development. I am passionate about my learning journey, taking agency and capitalising on every opportunity presented to me. I strive to excel in all my activities and love to encourage others to develop a growth mindset to face new challenges in their journeys.

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    Amanda Lao

    University of New South Wales
    Other Education

    Finalists In: Quantium Data Science Award

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    I am a penultimate year UNSW student studying a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, an enthusiastic learner with a keen interest in data. I have worked in consulting, government and superannuation industries, allowing me to see first-hand the impact data has on communities. I have also been actively involved in university societies in leadership roles and have helped create more opportunities for women in the industry, which I am passionate about. I wish to continue to learn and grow with other like-minded people as we try new exciting opportunities.

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    Oscar Mason

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    As someone passionate about people and technology, I strive to support individuals to live their version of success. Through studying Commerce, majoring in Financial Technology and Business Analytics, I am developing skills that can achieve societal impact at scale. I have worked selling herbal tea to individuals and businesses and have addressed housing affordability for internationals across Sydney through a business venture. I have also learned the importance of aligning stakeholder objectives through an internship with a climate-tech company. I am a team player, supported through playing rugby for the past 11 years.

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    Olivia Santospirito

    Monash University
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    Hi there,My name’s Olivia Santospirito and I am a double degree of Business and Arts student at Monash University. I am a young person from Melbourne who is passionate about building an Australia they’re proud of, an Australia built on community – particularly within the Indo-Pacific region. I work part-time as a duty manager and retail assistant at Dan Murphy’s and enjoy helping people find the right drink for every occasion. When I am not studying or working, I like to play water polo, swim, and learn to cook new foods.

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    Harrison Wong

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    I come from a strong commercial tax background, having worked professionally for the ATO, KPMG (Corporate Tax) and RSM (Transfer Pricing). But I am also a passionate volunteer who loves supporting and teaching children in capacities such as a basketball coach, summer camp leader and kids church leader. I most treasure organising summer programs in Maitland, attended by over 300 children per day, and helping children escape poverty through Compassion Australia. In my free time, I have been addicted to bouldering. I love how the sport combines problem solving with exercise, with unique solutions for different people.

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    Ellie Zillfleisch

    Australian National University
    Biological Sciences

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    As a rural, low socio-economic first-generation student battling a chronic illness, Ellie's leadership shows others of similar backgrounds that no goal is out of reach. She is a champion for young women and non-binary folk to pursue careers in STEM, particularly those from rural, low socioeconomic and disadvantaged backgrounds. She is a firm believer in “if you can see it, you can be it”. Ellie aims to be seen by all women and non-binary folk of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities across Australia to show them that despite humble beginnings they can achieve extraordinary feats in STEM disciplines and affect nationwide … read more

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    Saraa Al-Saddik

    University of New South Wales
    Psychology

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    My name is Saraa Al-Saddik. I am 20 years old and a Lebanese Muslim. I am the eldest in my family and have 3 siblings. I am the first in my family to go to university where I am currently studying Psychology (Honours) at UNSW. In my spare time I love to read books and listen to music. I am passionate about instilling confidence in young Muslims, particularly females. I aim to prove that no matter what background we come from, we can prove our worth no matter what path we decide to take. It’s all about self-confidence and patience.

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    Lily Kallinikos

    Monash University
    Biological Sciences

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    I'm Lily Kallinikos, a developmental biology and anatomy student at Monash University. I am passionate about science and love nature and it's wonders. However, my love for people and learning their wisdoms has shown me so much depth in my short life. I am keen to combine these two loves and work in the health or medical field, educating and helping people to achieve their best. Personal interests of mine include reading, travelling and naturally, being Italian and Greek, I am a massive foodie. I have a beautiful cat and hope to own a few more fur babies in the … read more

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    Blake Cocker

    Macquarie University
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    Blake is a kind and innovative young man who dedicates his work to the generation of meaningful outcomes for all stakeholder communities. He is hard working, resilient and loves working within teams. Blake has a passion for leadership and is always looking for ways he can improve himself and his work, to help those around him. He loves thinking of new ways to break the mould and strongly believes that diversity and inclusivity is the cornerstone of every business as they empower employees to drive innovation.

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    Caitlin Arthur

    Monash University
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Suncorp Resilient Communities Award

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    Growing up in Ballarat, Caitlin moved to Melbourne to pursue her tertiary education goals. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business at Monash University, specialising in Secondary Education and majoring in Management. In her first few years at University Caitlin got involved with the residential community by undertaking the role of Residential Advisor and Functions Officer while also becoming involved with the Monash Student Association. From these roles, she learned the importance of working under pressure and being dynamic and adaptable in every situation.

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    Jason Ly

    University of New South Wales
    Chemical Sciences

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    I’m a 3rd year Engineering and Commerce student majoring in Chemical Product and Finance respectively at UNSW. My curiosity and innovation are the main key drivers that allow myself to exercise my limits and gain exposure from a variety of industries from my experience within start-ups and now at Qantas. I believe that these drivers are also the key reason to my passion in creating long-lasting impacts on the community and environment. These key drivers have also led me to find my obsession in solving complex problems as it challenges myself creatively and develop unique perspectives.

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    Kerisha Parkes

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    Kerisha is in her fourth year at the University of New South Wales, studying a double degree of Commerce and Media, majoring in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. She is a driven and curious individual, always asking questions and finding new ways to innovate change. She is passionate about creating a positive societal impact through her work, searching for roles where she is able to continue developing herself while exploring her creativity. Most recently the Marketing Coordinator for the UNSW Orientation Week Program, overseeing the branding, communication and promotion of the week-long event, Kerisha has an exciting future ahead.

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    Helen Zhang

    University of New South Wales
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    I am a third-year Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) student at UNSW. Professionally, I have gained experience through interning at Asahi Beverages and Deferit, and working at Eucalyptus to improve the digital healthcare experience for Australians. I am passionate about social change and was able to channel this through my role as the Philanthropy Director of the UNSW Business Society. My goal is to utilise my skills to leverage the power of digital platforms to connect individuals worldwide and drive tangible change.

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    Daniel Pocock

    University of Technology Sydney
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    Daniel Pocock is an outgoing Business student currently in his first year of Business at UTS. He holds a strong passion for positive change and strives towards making a lasting impact. Through his diligence and eagerness to learn and serve, he hopes to one day lead in a sales role where he can pave a path towards a better future. He has a love for sales and is passionate about learning other’s stories and listening what they have to say. Through working in retail this passion has only strengthened, developing strong communication skills to share his support and insight.

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    Sarah Khan

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    My name is Sarah and I am studying Commerce and Aviation (Management) at UNSW! Currently, I am a Productivity Systems Intern at Canva; having also gained technology and marketing experience through previous internships at Accenture, Deloitte, UNICEF Australia & Westpac. Throughout University, I have been involved through executive roles at UNSW Cloud Society & UNSW Social Basketball Society. I also enjoy engaging with other students through my role as Access & Equity Ambassador for UNSW. This role gave me the opportunity to visit low SES high schools and inspire students to pursue a tertiary education. Outside of university & work, … read more

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    Rayanne Haidar

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    Curiosity, passion and perseverance are the driving factors behind my growth, as I endeavour to strive for success and development through my personal and professional experiences. I am a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) and Laws student at the University of New South Wales who always seeks new opportunities to expand my practical knowledge and skills. I am a published author by the Department of Education, a continuing Director at the largest professional association for female tertiary students in NSW, Capital W, and a Project Consultant at the UNSW branch of the world’s largest consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises, … read more

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    Lindsay Dimovski

    University of Wollongong
    Sales and Marketing

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    Growing up in a family business, Lindsay developed a love and fascination for all levels of business operations and management, along with the overall impacts different factors make. Entering media 20 years ago, Lindsay has always felt passionately to work with businesses to see growth and financial security, following the experiences of her own family’s business. Fast forward almost 20 years, with a young family and husband, she was supported to begin university to formalise her marketing knowledge and skills and was driven to show her children the importance of a “can do” attitude and that learning opportunities never end.

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    Anh Hoang

    The University of Adelaide
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Unilever Sales and Marketing Award

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    Throughout my life, I have never truly settled down. I've lived in three different countries, Vietnam, Singapore and Australia, experienced diverse cultures in every stages of my education journey and learnt to be independent at a very young age. I have never truly settled down, I am uncomfortable with comfort and stagnancy but quick to adapt to change. I have deep understanding and connections with people from multi cultures and all this made me who I am today - a global citizen and a future leader in an increasingly connected world. A true asset to any multinational organisation.

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    Jessica Zhang

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    I constantly seek ways to enrich my personal development, expand my worldview and make a tangible impact on the community. My internship at Houlihan Lokey has allowed me to realise the crucial role business plays in shaping all industries, inspiring me to wholeheartedly pursue a path in finance and generate significant value for our future. At university, I’ve been involved in a number of leadership positions within various student societies. These roles have collectively equipped me with invaluable skills in my endeavour to make a meaningful impact as a future leader.

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    Rachel Wang

    University of Sydney
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are. I am inspired to always seek new ways to challenge myself and make a positive difference. I have aspired towards personal growth through work experience opportunities in corporate advisory and equities research, leadership roles in various student societies and co-founding a tutoring business. I have sought to make a positive impact through participating in pro-bono consulting projects and representing my university as a student ambassador to help promote the importance of higher education. With passion and drive, I ultimately hope to make a transformative impact within financial services.

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    Eileen Li

    University of New South Wales
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    I am a driven penultimate year finance and computer science student at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) passionate about financial markets and the financial services industry and working with clients to help them achieve their financial goals. I strive to inspire excellence and a collaborative working culture in teams through my various leadership roles in university, high school, and the broader community; as a gymnastics coach; and in the professional space in recent banking and asset management experience. I hope to bring that energy and initiative to future leadership positions in my career.

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    Felix Tang

    The University of Queensland
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    Throughout my studies and work experience, I’ve become aware of the deep impact that driven leadership can effect. This has drawn me toward industries where it’s possible for my work to make a positive, real difference with a wide range of stakeholders and the community. Currently, I’m studying a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics at the University of Queensland, while also having the privilege of representing my university through my role as a Senior Client Services Aide. Outside of these commitments, I enjoy listening to and practising music, mentoring junior students, and seeing the world and its landscapes.

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    Jessica Mackay

    University of New South Wales
    Commerce

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    My name is Jessica Mackay and I am a third-year UNSW Commerce and Advanced Science Student. A leader is someone that is driven by passion and backed by unwavering commitment. This is how I aim to conduct myself throughout my career. I have had the privilege to intern at Macquarie Capital and JP Morgan alongside lead as UNSW’s Women in Banking and Finance Ambassador, Secretary at FMAA and member of UNSW’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. These roles have accelerated my professional development, refining me into a leader that aims to continuously add value to the finance industry and my … read more

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    Kevin Zhang

    University of Sydney
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    I am currently a fifth-year student studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law majoring in Finance at University of Sydney. I have a resilient and competitive mindset honed from years competing as a national swimmer. During university I have endeavoured to capture a holistic university experience through being the president of UNIT and being the leader of numerous winning case competition teams. Beyond academics, I am currently on exchange in Utrecht University and I have previously interned at Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Group. Outside of university and work, I enjoy watching NRL and playing poker.

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    Tenesha Betts

    University of Southern Queensland
    Business and Management

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    I consider myself to be a motivated individual with the drive to be learning something new. I always have multiple opportunities in motion at once as I feel happiest when I know I am achieving many things. In 2022 I participated in an Internship at Westpac, received full training for my newly gained position at the Australian Taxation Office, studied a Diploma of Business all while studying full-time at The University of Southern Queensland. This drive has led me to positions of high leadership in many avenues, such as School Captain and STEM Captain in High School. I have always … read more

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    Jake Green

    Monash University
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    I am in my final semester of finance and actuarial science at Monash University and am always looking for a new challenge. I am passionate about languages, being able to speak three languages (English, German, and Dutch) after living in Germany for two years. I am a proactive learner who always strives for excellence, no matter the context. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and learning from others.

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    James Layland

    University of New South Wales
    Banking Finance and Related Fields

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    I am a penultimate year student at the University of New South Wales, studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics, majoring in Accounting, Finance and Economics. I am pursuing a career in Banking and am currently working as an Analyst at FMK Capital Partners, a boutique specialised in TMT M&A. I have worked across FMCG, to equity research, data analytics and taxation. Separate from my career I enjoy making campus life a better experience, educating and tutoring students in finance through my workshops, podcast and newsletter. My goal is to simply do my best and never stop.

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    Stella Han

    University of Melbourne
    Master of Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Sustainability Award

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    I am a Master of Civil Engineering student currently in my penultimate year at the University of Melbourne. Ever since I was young, I have always been fascinated by the vast structures in the built environment around me. Combining this with my interest in engineering and design, civil engineering was the perfect career path for me where I can use my skills to make a tangible change in our community and help build and shape the world in which we live.