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Amelia Rhodes Chief Executive Officer

Amelia is studying a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) at Monash University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Global) in International Relations and Political Science from Monash University and the University of California. She has previous experience working in both the media and non-profit sectors. Amelia also attended the 2011 APEC Summit as Global Voices’ first-ever National Scholar. During her time at the Brotherhood of St Laurence she worked with the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents and Preschool Youngsters) program where she developed English language classes for women in Melbourne's Sudanese community. Amelia is passionate about food and the way it can bring people and cultures together, she is also an avid newsreader.

 
 
 
 
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Matt Pucius Environment and Sustainability Program Manager

Matt is studying a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester. He has previously interned at the Clean Energy Council, the Moreland Energy Foundation, as well as a fellowship with social enterprise Pollinate Energy. He is a current committee member of the Australian Institute of Energy Melbourne Chapter and a Climate Leader with Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Program. Matt is passionate about technology and its ability to change and improve people’s lives.

 
 
 

Emmaline Pintur Economics and Development Program Coordinator

Emmaline is currently undertaking her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in International Relations, Politics and Islamic studies. Her passion for foreign affairs and development has sprung from her experience working with ‘Youth with A Mission’ in South East Asia. During this extended time she had the opportunity to work alongside minority ethnic leaders; assisting them in research and development projects with a focus on the Karin people. She worked alongside a former military leader and was able to observe the process of peace negotiations first hand. Emmaline has also represented Justice Water in South East Asia and was involved in the A21 Anti-slavery campaign. She is an avid campaigner for engaging young people in political spheres, encouraging them to be our leaders of the future.

 
 
 
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Alice Pidgeon Environment and Sustainability Program Coordinator

Alice is currently studying a Bachelor of Environment and Society at RMIT. Her passion to drive sustainable consumption patterns comes from her volunteer work with the not for profit organisation Clean Coast Collective conducting beach cleanups along the coast. Alice also comes from a work background in the youth travel industry which sparked her desire to create awareness of the social elements of environmental issues on a global scale. Her interest in snowboarding and involvement in the Australian winter sports community drives her to work towards ensuring future generations get to enjoy the beautiful places and climates she has been fortunate enough to enjoy.