Coming from a background in journalism, photography and digital marketing – I am what you would call a communications all-rounder.
For the past few years, I have worked in public relations roles in the not-for-profit sector. Currently, I am working as Digital Campaigner for the Australia Tibet Council, an organisation that campaigns 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 content creation, fundraising and public relations. I have raised around half a million dollars for charity since 2017 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 also extends to being a newspaper photojournalist and carrying out commercial projects. I have shot a city guide app of Hamburg, Germany for travel company Momondo and done food photography for various clients while working for an agency.
In June 2021, I launched my natural skincare brand Bella Blue Skin. I am passionate about formulating botanical skincare that is gentle on your body and the earth. Check out my products here.
It was the most amazing feeling to bring this dream to fruition! Another dream that I am slowly working toward realising is becoming a voice actor. I have completed a couple of NIDA courses and created a voice reel as a starting point. If you are interested in collaborating, please get in touch. My voice reel is available here.
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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