I’m currently in my final year studying a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Although I love medicinal chemistry, I aim to merge my disciplinary knowledge with my strong affinity for human rights and inclusion, ultimately focussing on intersectionality and the facilitation of minority students into STEM subjects.
I am currently a senior equity and diversity ambassador at UTS, as well as a science ambassador! I’m also an experienced medical receptionist with a background in allied health services.
I have joined the WH&Y Commission as I believe there are many gaps in the ways that adolescents interact with healthcare systems. The current structures allow for many disparities in the treatment of young people from minority groups such as those from low socio-economic backgrounds and refugee and asylum-seeker communities. These issues must be highlighted and addressed by governing agencies to drive effective change, predominantly with equitable and inclusive practices.