Introducing VicSRC's Executive Officer, Nina Laitala!
The VicSRC Executive team is thrilled to welcome Nina to the role.
Exciting times ahead! After a thorough recruitment process, our interview panel - made up of Executive students David Trevorrow and Roghayeh Sadeghi, David Mould (Director of Second Strike), and Leo Fieldgrass (Deputy CEO of Youth Affairs Council Victoria) - appointed Nina Laitala as the new VicSRC Executive Officer in April 2017
Nina joined VicSRC as Project Officer in May 2016. Motivated by the organisation’s vision and dedication to strengthening the voice and participation of young people, she is thrilled to be taking on the role of EO.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to lead such an innovative organisation in partnership with the exceptional team of students that have and continue to build it into the future. VicSRC’s dedication as an organisation to youth participation and student agency aligns with my personal ethos and I feel honoured to be taking on such an important role.”
Nina holds a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Education and has over a decade of teaching, facilitation and project management experience within Australia and overseas. Using the arts as a tool to increase inclusiveness in education, she has developed and implemented strength based programs for diverse community and school groups, including recently arrived migrants and refugees, young people with disabilities and schools affected by the Black Saturday fires.
Nina spends her spare time having fun with her family and will take any opportunity to sing and dance in public, much to the embarrassment of her young children.
We are thrilled to be working with Nina in her new capacity. As VicSRC grows, we look forward to continuing to work with our partners, supporters, volunteers, teachers, schools and - most importantly - students, to strengthen student voice all over the state!
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