Our Team

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Madi, NSW

Madi, NSW

Youth Frontiers Program Facilitator

What’s your hidden talent?
Poetry – few people know this! (I’d give a sample, but it’s a hidden talent so I can’t) 

What are three words you’d use to describe YWCA Australia?
Expressive. Dynamic. Pivotal 

What is something you learned in the last week?
How to sail a yacht! Although not rushing to enter the next Sydney to Hobart. 

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Olives. No way no how.

Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
Sri Lanka, we spent six weeks travelling the whole island. It’s hauntingly beautiful, rich in history, and many of the locals are so willing to share their homes and stories with you. I have a deep love for the way in which Sri Lankan people have embraced tourism as a means to celebrate their beautiful nation following a long civil war, and the 2005 tsunami. It really is the jewel of the Indian Ocean. 


Hannah, VIC

Hannah, VIC

Executive Officer

What’s your hidden talent?
I wouldn’t call it a talent, but I’m a moderately competitive fencer (swords, not building) and can wield a sword in a competent fashion.

What are three words you’d use to describe YWCA Australia?
Women Leading Change!

What is something you learned in the last week?
I’m a bit astronomy obsessive, and I read a hypothetical account of what it would be like to skydive through Saturn’s clouds systems. Once the sun fades in the thick clouds, you can fall at speeds of up to 500km in total darkness, never hitting a solid object, until you fall through the other side of the planet. Space is terrifying and amazing.

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Buying more books than is healthy, be it fiscally or architecturally. My particular weakness is for mystery novels featuring wise-cracking anti-heroes, and I ran out of shelf space decades ago.

Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
My trip to Paris five years ago was my first solo holiday ever. I went for three weeks, walked everywhere, ate everything in sight, and learned how to curse in the grandest traditions of the French language.