Angelica Ojinnaka is an enthusiastic Nigerian-Australian youth advocate and researcher. Her passions include mental health promotion, policy and advocacy, youth participation in policy decision-making, dismantling racism and gender justice.
Angelica is a current Master of Research candidate at Western Sydney University and holds a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology at Macquarie University. Her Master of Research thesis examines how children and young people with complex and interrelated developmental, health and social needs perceive the Australian service system, and the extent to which they are engaged in service decision-making. She has also studied at the University of Cambridge for subjects in microbiology and autism and recently has completed a United Nations Diploma with the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW).
Angelica is a youth activist for Plan International Australia and youth ambassador with the Multicultural Youth Affairs Network NSW, where she participates in advocacy and policy concerning young people from diverse backgrounds, in a culturally humble fashion.
Angelica is also the co-host of the Similar Differences Podcast, a podcast that explores the nuances of diversity, identity, mental health and culture in Australia.