OECD Delegate: Emily Lighezzolo

Currently completing a double degree of Business and Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology, Emily will be attending the OECD Forum in Paris with Global Voices. She is also the Editor and Marketing Assistant at Wombat Books as well as being an ambassador for QUT and has previously interned with the Australian Publishing Association and The Australian Institute of International Affairs. 

Unable to pinpoint a specific age or event that triggered her curiosity in international policy, Emily remembers asking ‘Why is the world like this? Who makes these decisions?’ Once she started questioning everything, she found herself pulled into the world of foreign policy, fascinated by every answer.

Emily is currently living in Brisbane and loves the blend of personalities, cultures and ages of the people she lives among. She enjoys being able to walk through the city alongside someone in a pair of heels and someone else in a pair of thongs, with neither person being out of place. Given her love of so many different personalities it makes sense that her favourite travel spot is New York. She enjoys being among the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleep.

As part of her time with Global Voices, Emily will write a research paper analysing the focus on the refugee crisis and the feasibility of a global resettlement scheme.

While Emily is unsure of the road she wants to take after graduation, she does know she is keen to pursue her passions for writing and international relations. She is keen to contribute to the conversation on international relations, discussing challenges and opportunities and learning from other like-minded people.

Queensland University of Technology is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and policy making.