All Menzies Memorial Scholars
Masters of Education specialising in Education Policy and Management, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
Grad Dip Education, University of Canberra
Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honors, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Director of State and Federal Grants - Academic at Boston Public Schools
Special Consultant to Chief Academic Officer at Boston Public Schools
An artist by trade, Ricky trained as a sculptor and worked as a public art coordinator and an art teacher before managing an outdoor education company. Ricky has seven years of professional experience as a classroom teacher and school leader, most recently as a middle years coordinator in Sydney.
During this time she also worked as a training consultant and project manager for a large rescue organization. Ricky has served in a number of leadership and representative roles in professional organizations, church communities and non-profits.
She is passionate about the issue of girls' education and has been involved in literacy projects in Nepal and coordinated a team to Ethiopia for Bright Hope.
As an Education Pioneer Fellow at the School Leadership Institute, Boston Public Schools Ricky supported professional development and onboarding opportunities for BPS principals and worked as part of a cross-functional team on evaluation and support systems for effective teachers and principals.
Maja Cassidy, a Masters student at the University of New South Wales, graduated with 1st Class Honours in Electrical Engineering.
She is undertaking a Doctorate in Applied Physics in the School of Engineering
and Applied Science. Maja has undertaken research on developing high frequency
readout systems for quantum computing devices.
Dr Angela Chang holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Queensland. Her PhD project entitled “The effect of physiotherapy intervention in slow to wean intensive care patients” was carried out in the Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland.
Dr Chang lectures in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland.
Andy Chien holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland.
Andy's PhD project was entitled "Identification of minor neuropathy in whiplash associated disorders". The incidence of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) has risen dramatically in Australia. Up to 40% of injured patients will develop chronic symptoms and associated disability, resulting in substantial economic and personal costs. The pathophysiology underlying whiplash pain and persistent symptoms remains unclear and the lack of understanding of the mechanisms is an important factor preventing the development of effective treatment strategies.
Brittany holds a Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering from The University of Adelaide and won a University Medal in 2008. She will undertake an MPhil in Sustainable Development for one year at Cambridge University.
A water resources engineer with Sinclair Knight Merz in Adelaide, Brittany is passionate about sustainability and in particular its application to water resources planning in Australia. As vice-president of the South Australian chapter of Engineers Without Borders, she has a keen interest in working with indigenous communities and the education of Australian Engineers about humanitarian engineering. Brittany enjoys playing soccer and touch-football.
Katie graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Media Studies and a Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement. Katie completed her honours year at the University of Melbourne and received a grade of first class for her thesis entitled “East Timor and the Politics of Popular Meanings”. Her thesis explored how public representations of Australian intervention in the East Timor crisis of 1999 served to crystallise perceptions of national identity and cultural citizenship.
Katie completed the Master of Public Policy program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government specializing in International Trade and Finance and worked on the 2012 Presidential election campaign.