VicSRC's staff team is made up of dedicated individuals working hard to make the vision of the Executive Committee come true. They support students involved with VicSRC to raise their voices and take care of the day-to-day operations of VicSRC while working with the Executive Committee and the Board to set the strategic direction of the organisation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Julia brings a long and successful career of working with youth to her role as VicSRC’s CEO. From humble beginnings as a swim teacher & lifeguard to keep herself afloat through uni, Julia continued her passion for working with young people with a range of youth organisations, eventually landing her ideal role as a youth worker. After doing years of service delivery, she moved into the policy space focusing on advocating for the rights of young people across a range of areas. With an immense passion and drive for social justice, Julia brings a thirst for knowledge and a lightning-quick wit to the VicSRC team. When she’s not amplifying student voice at the office, you’ll find Julia enjoying time with her extended family, somewhere in the great outdoors, or partaking in what she deems to be the “greatest artistic invention on the planet” – musicals.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Abby is VicSRC’s Communications and Marketing Manager, with years of experience in a range of mediums from creative writing to film and television, photography, digital media, and everything in between. Abby is passionate about the role of technology in shaping humanity and climate for the better and is constantly coming up with ways to further VicSRC’s advocacy goals through the use of technology and interactive media. She has a never-ending propensity for fun and has expertly created a side-hustle as a wedding celebrant that hikes up mountains to marry people at the summit! She is also a killer singer-songwriter and can often be found performing somewhere in Melbourne’s inner-north.
Policy & Advocacy Manager
William joins VicSRC in the policy & advocacy space for the first time and comes to us with a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion. His extensive background in research, policy & advocacy spans areas from public health, global poverty, local government and more. When he's not being a champion for student voice, you'll find William in his garden, taking photos or fixating on historical facts about the Titanic.
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.
Operations and Digital Coordinator
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.
Keisha is our bright and bubbly Program Officer who joined VicSRC in 2021. Since leaving high school Keisha has volunteered and facilitated young people in different areas of youth engagement. Her role is to work with schools and students across the state to empower student voice! A fun fact is that she enjoys watching true crime documentaries with her dog.
Emily joined VicSRC in 2021 after a year of being on the Student Executive Advisory Committee in 2020. She has been passionate about student voice for years and is now studying Arts in the hopes of continuing to do work in similar areas! Emily is now our amazing Admin Officer who helps everyone out around the office, doing a million different things. The last book she read and one she recommends to everyone is “Women Don't Owe You Pretty” by Florence Given!
Georgia is VicSRC's newest Programs Officer and comes to us with a passion for empowering young people through open conversations to make lasting change. With a background and degree in youth work, Georgia's passion has always been supporting young people to express their real (and too often, unheard) ideas about how to do things better. Georgia has worked for leading organisations in the youth space, from Policy Intern at YACVic, to Program Director at Youth Parliament. When she isn't advocating for the rights of young people across the state, you'll find her lost in the pages of fantasy worlds, playing games with her partner and friends, or dabbling in jazz and tap dancing!