Jerome De Vera is a 19-year-old Electrical and Electronics Engineering student, studying at the University of South Australia. He is a Student Engagement Officer in a professional student society called Bright Futures Society UniSA and a Campus Coordinator at Young Engineers Australia SA division.
Jerome’s interest in policy started when he had the opportunity to participate in a program called Youth Parliament. The program allowed him to recreate the process of passing a Bill through parliament and debating with other students. From here his interests developed.
His research topic is inspired by his interest in knowing about clean and renewable energy options and his passion for electrical engineering. With this combination, Jerome was inspired to learn more about how to help save the environment and at the same time help create jobs.
He is planning on focusing his research paper on the current challenges facing the energy sector and electricity services in Australia and other G20 nations. Jerome is looking forward to attending the Y20 Summit with Global Voices and meeting new people with different perspectives to the issues at hand.
If Jerome could meet one person, he would most like to meet the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos for his great love of the Filipino people, his amazing photographic memory and his effective governance in making the Philippines a leading nation in the Asia-Pacific during his term.
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