Coordinator Fungimap Inc.: 2011 – 2013

fungimapCoordination of an environmental NGO, delivering education and engagement projects to the community, public and private sectors to increase the knowledge and conservation status of fungi in Australia

Successfully delivered two national, week long, large events resulting in a high standard of participant satisfaction, the highest surplus of any Fungimap event, and the most participants of any Fungimap event

Highly developed project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills, including comprehensive reports to internal and external stakeholders

Successfully applied for grants and funding from philanthropic trusts, private enterprises and government organisations

Developed and currently implementing a pilot program to increase community leadership in fungal education

Develop and manage organisational and project budgets

Strategic planning and prioritising in consultation with Fungimap committee and in context of relevant political and cultural contexts

Manage administration including bookshop and membership sales

Volunteer coordination, including recruitment, training and succession planning

Website development, management and other online communication

Improved Fungimap’s records keeping and office procedures

Coordinating meetings and taking minutes for various committees,

Feedback at performance reviews commends my flexibility, time management and foresight


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Tutor RMIT University, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies: 2011 – 2013

aycc3Tutor in Sustainability: Society and Environment; Economics for the Social Sciences, Social History of Ideas and Power and Governance

Plan and facilitate classes of about 30 students from diverse backgrounds including ESL classes

Assess students’ work

Contribute to course planning and evaluation

Good Teaching Scores of 77%, 90%, 82% and 90%

Initiated and sustcinebilitycoordinated ‘Sustcinebility’, a weekly program of films selected to complement first year students’ studies, followed by facilitated discussion with expert guests (voluntary)

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Masters of Social Science (International Urban and Environmental Management) RMIT University: 2012

Coursework – High Distinction average (82%) achieved across the following subjects: Planning for community development; Contemporary political and social theory; Urban agriculture; Research strategies for social sciences; International project planning and design; Project planning and implementation for change; Human rights education; Urbanisation issues in the developing world; Urban regions: Strategic considerations for development; Green Cities.

Research – High Distinction (80aaee%+) for research thesis ‘Culturing education for sustainability: Evaluating a tertiary course against guidelines for good practice’. Invited to present thesis and received scholarship to the Australian Association of Environmental Educators 2012 conference. Research paper accepted to People and the Planet: Transforming the Future international academic conference, Melbourne 2013.

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Campaign Officer Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance (AESA) (volunteer): 2011 – 2012


Conducted and analysed sustainability education policy research using a combination of policy review, internet surveys, telephone and face to face interviews. This research then formed the basis of a $200, 000 Federal Government grant application that AESA subsequently was awarded.

Developed and refined AESA’s tertiary policy platform.

Coordinated a highly successful advocacy day run in Canberra, April 2012, sending 15 AESA representatives and local school children to meet with 20 politicians from all sides of politics. This involved developing communications material, briefing documents and liaising with a wide range of stakeholders including MPs.

Coordinated theuntitled AESA photo book campaign including online communication, delivering the book to Prime Minister Gillard at the Rio Earth Summit, 2012

Delivered various presentations to a wide range of stakeholders

Recruited and managed new volunteers

Liaised with and coordinated meetings with large range of internal stakeholders

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Mentor, Start the Switch, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (volunteer): 2012

aycc1Mentored, motivated and facilitated groups of secondary students to undertake sustainability programs in their school and community.

Brunswick Secondary College now has recycling bins, MacRobertson Girls School has run a ‘nude food’ day and a recycled fashion event.

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Bachelor of Science (Botany) The University of Melbourne: 2009

Distinction (75%) average over final year subjects

Completed an exchange to Chile, studying solely in Spanish

Received a government scholarship and an academic scholarship to International House Residence

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Office Administrator, The Anna Centre: 2004 – 2011

Managed reception and accounts at a busy psychology practice

Audited accounts resulting in correction of many significant errors

Managed accounts payable and receivable, including daily bank reconciliations

Updated and managed website

Professionally and empathetically responded to client needs

Implemented new office efficiency procedures

Reduced environmental impact through implementation of electronic filing system

Contributed to highly successful office management

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