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The Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB) is a team of dedicated, driven and passionate Curtin graduates who embody Curtin’s values of integrity, respect, courage, excellence and impact. Coming from different backgrounds, they are united by their desire to maintain a connection with Curtin University and help other young graduates to do the same.

The YAAB celebrates diversity in all its forms. We value people’s age, culture, ability, sexuality, gender identity, religion, and beliefs. We know that we are stronger and better together and acknowledge that everyone comes with their own lived experience and background. It is important to us that everyone in our community feels safe, valued, included and appreciated, and we are committed to modelling inclusive behaviour. – Jordina Quain, Former Co-President, YAAB

Our objectives

  • Design and implement key initiatives, such as events, programs and communications, that support engagement with the young alumni community and current students on a local and global scale
  • Design and implement fundraising activities that support current students
  • Build the young alumni network on a local, national and global scale
  • Represent the University at internal and external events
  • Celebrate and profile young alumni achievements within the young alumni community and beyond.

Connect with the board members via the Young Alumni Facebook or LinkedIn pages or email them at youngalumni@curtin.edu.au

 

Meet the team

 

Uzma Afzaal

Uzma Afzaal

Global Coordinator

Master of Business Administration (Global), 2019
Uzma is the Student Development/Students as Partners Project Officer at Curtin University.

 

Simran Aggarwal

Simran Aggarwal

Secretary

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Taxation), 2018
Simran is a Tax Analyst at BGC Australia.

 

Sarah Battaglia

Sarah Battaglia

Operations Coordinator

Bachelor of Commerce (Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing), 2017
Sarah is a Business Development Executive at Mainfreight Transport.

 

Kim Duong

Kim Duong

Programs Coordinator

Bachelor of Commerce (Event Management and Public Relations), 2018
Kim is the Student and Community Engagement Officer at Curtin University.

 

Christian Ford

Christian Ford

Marketing Coordinator

Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing), 2017
Christian is the Marketing Manager at Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning.

 

David Hach Soeur

David Hach Soeur

Events Coordinator

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (First Class Honours), 2017
David is the Social Media Coordinator at ANZMAC and is a student researcher, Luxury Branding Research Centre.

 

Caelie Jones

Caelie Jones

President

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations), 2018 & Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), 2018
Caelie is the Digital Marketing Officer at St John of God Health Care.

 

Kirsty Kennedy

Kirsty Kennedy

Fundraising Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) and Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations), 2017
Kirsty is the Student Engagement Manager at Challenges Abroad and is also studying a Master of Teaching.

 

Ewelina Marek

Ewelina Marek

Vice-President (Events and Marketing)

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations), 2017
Ewelina is the Marketing Officer at MineGeoTech.

 

Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell

Events Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), 2019
Jessica is the Account Manager at WA Holiday Guide.

 

Samantha Panickar

Sam Panickar

Programs Coordinator

Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management and Marketing), 2014
Sam is the Policy and Research Officer at Association of Mining and Exploration Companies.

 

Daniel Panickar

Daniel Panickar

Vice-President (fundraising, programs and global)

Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science), 2010 & Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology) (Honours), 2011
Dan is the State Manager – Western Australia and Principal Bushfire Consultant at Eco Logical Australia.