Team Members

Team

Emily Wilding

Hi! I’m Emily. I’m 23, I live in Perth, and I’m currently studying a Diploma of Community Services at North Metro TAFE. I have a strong passion for equality, justice, and providing advocacy for disadvantaged groups, and I’m looking forward to being able to use my qualification to achieve those things where I can.

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Vithan Thillairajah

Hi! I’m Vithan Thillairajah – I’m 20 years old and I’m currently in the final year of my public health major at UWA. I enjoy doing spontaneous things, which involves learning new skills and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Currently, I’m venturing to learn hypnosis, and aiming to master a few audacious magic tricks!

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Amelia Murray

Hey, my name’s Amelia Murray and I’m 19. I’m from a farm in the central Wheatbelt but I’m currently living in Perth studying medical science at UWA. I’m super into music – some of my favourite artists right now are Ball Park Music, Leon Bridges and Courtney Barnett, and I’m in a couple of bands around Perth myself.

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Kai Schweizer

Hey! I’m Kai and I’m 21 years old. I’m studying at Curtin University and North Metro TAFE. My focus is on peer education, mental health, and LGBTIQ+ advocacy and inclusion. I’ve been a volunteer with TransFolk of WA and other organisations for several years, engaging with trans youth in the areas of suicide intervention and crisis management.

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Julia Morgan

Heya! My name’s Julia. I’m 21 and one of the YEP crew. I’m studying postgraduate Health Promotion at Curtin University after completing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the same uni. I don’t really have a plan about what I want to do (I’m still trying to figure than out) but I do know I want to work in some area of social justice/health.

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Fatema Shalemie

Greetings! I’m Fatema and I have been on this planet for 20 years. I was born to Afghan parents but raised in Perth. I’ve changed majors a few times but hopefully I’ve landed in the right one.

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Julian Ming

Hi, my name is Julian and I am 18 years old. I am currently in my first year at UWA studying Medical Science and Public Health. I like surfing, sailing and swimming – but I am super lazy on land. So I think my spirit animal would be a seal!

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Aksh Handa

Hi everyone! My name is Aksh Handa, I’m 21 and in my final year studying Physiology at UWA. I’ve been in Perth for almost 6 years and have been fortunate to live in multiple cities in India and the UK, providing me the opportunity to immerse myself in various cultures and appreciate their differences.

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Habiba Asim

Hi, my name is Habiba. I am an 18 year old first year university student, studying Exercise and Sport Science at Notre Dame. I was born in Pakistan and raised in Australian and New Zealand. Throughout my life I have experienced discrimination of different kinds, often due to the misrepresentation of groups in the media.

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Matthew Bacon

My name is Matthew Bacon and I am 23 years old. I currently am studying my Graduate Diploma in Sexology at Curtin University, my undergraduate being a Bachelor of Science – Health Sciences with the focus of my study being in Health Promotion. It was through this that I first discovered my passion for peer education.

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Susan Theseira

Hey world, howsit going? My name is Susan and I’m 23 years old. Some of my friends call me Snooze, which might say something about my laid back personality and love of naps and sleeping in (they also call me Poosan but let’s not read into that).

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Shaina Thomas

Hey! I’m Shaina and together I hope I can establish a strong connection with other emerging adults in 2016, especially those who live in remote West Australian towns that do not have sound representations of diverse sexuality, gender or multicultural backgrounds.

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Jordina Rose Quain

My name is Jordina Quain, I’m 23 and grew up on a farm outside of Albany WA. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Performance Studies), a Graduate Diploma of Sexology and am currently studying Health Promotion – what can I say, I adore the student life!

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Darci Miller

My name is Darci Miller, I am 23 years old and I am passionate about health promotion and educating my peers on important health issues.

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Claire Foster

My name is Claire Foster and I’m 22. I graduated from UWA with a psychology degree in 2013 and am now going back to uni to begin my honours, with the goal of eventually becoming a psychologist.

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Anania Tagaro

Anania is the YEP Project Coordinator with the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA), managing the YEP Project.

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Volunteers

Vanessa Vlajkovic

Hi! My name is Nessa and I’m 20 years old. I’m studying Journalism at Edith Cowan University, with a Public Relations minor. I am an avid reader, writer, traveller and cheerleader. I’m also a passionate advocate for the deafblind community, and for other types of disability. I’ve been on the committee of the Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) at YACWA for a few months, and through them have developed a desire to become a YEP volunteer, as I want to expand my horizons.

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Anna Wrobel

Hey there! I am Anna, 23 years old, and started volunteering for YEP in September 2017. I am originally from Germany, but moved to Australia at the start of the year to do a Masters in Sexology at Curtin University.

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Previous Members

Thanh Tran

Hi everyone! My name is Thanh and I’m 22 years old. I am currently completing my Masters in Sexology this year… not long to go!

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Emilee James

Hey! Im Emilee.

I’m what you would call……unique?

Let’s just say that i’m an individual that’s loud, lazy and laughing all the time. It’s okay though cause I’ll make you laugh too. I’m a new volunteer for YEP and a student at Anchor Point Heathridge. I’m 16 years old and YACWA is the very first place I’m privileged to be volunteering with.

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Julia Morgan

Heya! My name’s Julia and I’m one of YEP’s volunteers. I’ve just started studying postgraduate Health Promotion at Curtin University after completing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the same uni. That makes me sound like I’m really professional, but in reality I’m just a huge dork.

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Kendall Thomson

Hey I’m Kendall, and I’m a third year Nursing student at Curtin University! Health is my second career and I’ve sold everything from fabulous holidays to fancy French champagne, so…you could say ‘I’ve got around!’.

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Golda Signal

Hi, I’m Golda and I’m 22 years old. I was a sexual health youth educator for four years, mentoring multicultural young people in sexual health and BBV knowledge and communication techniques to negotiate safe relationships.

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Tahnae Keyser

My name is Tahnae and I am 24 years old. I was born and raised in Bunbury until 2011 when I moved to Perth to study. I am known to be a little bit goofy and clumsy.

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What's happening at YEP

YEP at Fairground 2016

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Safe Schools Coalition WA: Introductory Session

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Meet the team

Emily Wilding

Hi! I’m Emily. I’m 23, I live in Perth, and I’m currently studying a Diploma of Community Services at North Metro TAFE. I have a strong passion for equality, justice, and providing advocacy for disadvantaged groups, and I’m looking forward to being able to use my qualification to achieve those things where I can.

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