Youth Research Council

Youth Research Council

Angelica Ojinnaka

Angelica is an enthusiastic advocate for youth mental health. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology at Macquarie University. She has also studied at the University of Cambridge for subjects on Microbiology and Autism and recently has completed a United Nations Diploma with the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW).

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Grace Morgan

Grace lives in Tasmania and grew up in an outer regional area before moving into the city. She has worked in the hospitality industry for several years. Complementary to this, in 2018 Grace completed her Certificate III and IV in Business and is now undertaking a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

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Inez Winters

Inez lives in Melbourne's Inner North and is currently studying her Bachelor and Masters of Social Work at La Trobe University. She has a particular interest in advocacy, child and adolescent health, refugee and asylum seekers, and family violence sectors.

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Jeanti Profaca

Jeanti lives on Sydney’s North Shore. She works part time as a receptionist at a medical centre, however most of her week is devoted to her studies at the University of Technology (UTS) Sydney where she is completing a Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in pre-med. Her goal is to get into medicine and become a doctor.

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Kate Knudsen

Kate lives on the Gold Coast, where she is studying medicine with the ultimate goal of becoming a psychiatrist. She is also employed as a research assistant at the Hopkins Centre (Griffith University), where she is involved in reviewing the literature on the care and experiences of people with brain and spinal cord injuries.

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Melissa Keller-Tuberg

Melissa recently relocated from Canberra to Melbourne to pursue a double degree in Psychology and Music at Monash University. She is motivated to pursue a career in youth mental health research after recovering from an acute eating disorder and experiencing the limitations in current services. Melissa has a strong interest in the role of creative expression to maintain wellbeing, and the benefits of complimenting mainstream treatment with art and music therapies.

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Oliver Tye

Oliver is a proud young Wardandi Noongar man who was born and raised in the ACT. After moving from the ACT he completed high school in a regional area on the NSW South Coast and returned again to Canberra to complete a Bachelor of Science at the Australian National University majoring in Biology and Biological Anthropology. He is currently based in Canberra and working as a policy officer at the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

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Sean Xiao

Sean is from Alice Springs, but was born in Cheng Du China. Currently in high school, Sean is a youth ambassador for the NT, and contributes to his community by through consultations with government and organisations around youth empowerment.

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Sneha Mishra

Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, Sneha migrated with her family to Australia in 2010. She is currently living in Perth, working as a Lead Residential Advisor to university students at University of Western Australia's University Hall college.

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