Coming from a background in journalism, photography and digital marketing – I am what you would call a communications all-rounder.
For the past several years, I have worked in public relations roles in the not-for-profit sector. Currently, I am working as Communications Officer for Queensland South Native Title Services, an organisation that Previously, I was a Digital Campaigner for the Australia Tibet Council, campaigning for the freedom and human rights of Tibetans. Prior to this, I lived in Cambodia, where I worked as Communications Officer for the Cambodian Children’s Trust, a charity focusing on community development and empowerment programs.
These positions have entailed a broad skill base of project management, content creation, fundraising and public relations. I have overseen the development of new websites using different platforms, designed members portals and also built an intranet. Between 2017 and 2021, I raised around half a million dollars for charity through appeals, raffles, merchandise sales and online auctions.
Prior to moving into communications, I worked as an international freelance journalist and photojournalist, focusing on forced migration, human rights, social justice issues and the environment. I have reported from Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Morocco, Germany and Greece. My portfolio ranges from in-depth features to travel stories, photo essays, scholarly articles and commentary pieces. Publications include: Deutsche Welle, The Huffington Post, Fairfax newspapers, The Diplomat, Arena Magazine, Inside Indonesia, The Phnom Penh Post, Morocco World News, Asylum Insight, the Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity and the Refugee Law Initiative. These articles have been republished on various online platforms and have been translated into languages such as German, Spanish and French.
My photography experience is diverse and includes working as a local newspaper photojournalist and international freelancer, delivering portrait and event photography services and carrying out commercial projects such as a city guide app of Hamburg, Germany for travel company Momondo and food photography for various clients while working for an agency.
I have a Master of Refugee Protection and Forced Migration from the University of London, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Griffith University.
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