Nina joined VicSRC in 2016 after a diverse career as a professional musician, educator and facilitator. She is an educational leader, passionate about building community partnerships to serve the interests and uplift the voices of Victorian students. She is proud to have led VicSRC through incorporation, pioneering a unique governance structure. She also worked with students, staff and stakeholders to design the strategic plan through 2024.
Nina's enthusiasm for her work and student voice is infectious. She is tireless in encouraging staff and students to build the skills and confidence to express their opinions and create change in the education system. Her three children are enrolled in Victorian government schools. She is also an encyclopedia of true crime facts and has watched every season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
David joined VicSRC as a staff member in early 2018 after a year of serving as a member of VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee. Now he basically runs the VicSRC office and serves as all-around tech whiz while studying part time. David is deeply interested in the impact of technology on the planet, as well as how it shapes society. Unsurprisingly he likes to read and watch sci-fi and fantasy in his downtime.
Benita joined VicSRC in early 2018 following seven years working in youth engagement which she has recently decided to supplement by studying public health. She spends most of her time supporting VicSRC's Student Executive Advisory Committee and students in the Ambassadors program to advocate on behalf of Victorian students. She grew up in regional New South Wales and still regularly borrows books from the library there.
Hayley joined VicSRC in late 2018 with a background in youth engagement that has seen her travel all over the world, taking young people abroad to experience new countries and cultures. She works with schools all over Victoria to support student voice and works alongside students to plan VicSRC's awesome student voice events. Hayley's special talents include handstands, cartwheels and an impressive knowledge of international gymnastics.
Tom joined VicSRC in 2019 after studying law, deciding it wasn't for him and completing his Master of Teaching through Teach for Australia and spending several years empowering student voice in his school. He now empowers student voice in schools across Victoria running VicSRC's internationally acclaimed Teach the Teacher program. When he's not uplifting student voice he is a passionate fan of playing and watching ice hockey and moonlights as a singer in a rock band.
Nell joined VicSRC in early 2018 after a convoluted career path through working in schools, advocacy and educational publishing. They now spend all day thinking about VicSRC communications, talking to students about communications and writing communications. They live with a small cat named Mickey, who is named after a Russian ice hockey player and spends most of her time hiding under the bed.
Ian joined VicSRC in 2013 after an exciting life travelling the world and getting up to mischief. Now he ensures VicSRC is financially stable and remains that way. Apart from maths and spreadsheets Ian's other loves are going to live gigs, Leeds United Football Club and the British punk folk band New Model Army.
Tristan started with VicSRC in 2021 with a background in graphic design, designing and implementing online learning, and managing digital projects. At VicSRC he has dived headfirst into work on varied online platforms, making sure VicSRC is always user centred with his keen interest in technology and user interface design. He is intolerant to almost everything, speaks three languages and in his spare time occasionally writes satirical poetry.
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