Meet the new FSA Comittee
President: Haseeb Riaz
Over the past two years, Haseeb has co-founded a non-for-profit organisation called MAN UP, which aims to redefine masculinity through workshops and presentations that engage young boys in high school to investigate their ideals of masculine culture, mental health and relationships.
Haseeb has enjoyed his start to medicine, developing a passion for eye health, especially in a rural setting. He is also excited to be elected as the Fogarty Scholars’ Association President, who in this role will join the Fogarty Foundation Board of Trustees in 2023.
Vice Presdent: Caleb Adams
Caleb is studying a double degree in Mathematics & Statistics, and Chemical Engineering. Caleb is an active member of the St Catherine’s College community and continues to volunteer with additional organisations.
In 2022, Caleb was Funding Officer for the Futures Committee that organises the Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference for secondary high school students. In this role he brought a considerable financial boost to the event which allowed regional students – representing 20% of attendees – to be supported to attend.
Treasurer: Chelsea Francis
Chelsea completed her honours dissertation in the field of population health with the cardiovascular epidemiology research group at UWA.
Her dissertation focussed on cardiac troponin testing with the hope that the research will contribute to medical decision making in the assessment of chest pain in emergency departments.
Chelsea has also served as the Treasurer of the Fogarty Scholars Association for several years.
Secretary: Emma Bond
Emma has taken on the role of Secretary after being FSA President in 2022. Last year was also a significant year for her as she spent semester 2 studying at the National University of Singapore. A highlight of the experience was making friends from around the world and learning about their culture. Emma performed with the NUS Symphony Orchestra at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and swam in the Singapore University Games and the Major Games Qualifier. Emma had the opportunity to do her exchange under a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship; and thoroughly enjoyed the leadership program which focussed on how Australia can effectively engage with Asia.
Emma has also been elected President of the UWA Student Sports Council for 2023 and looks forward to working with all the diverse UWA sporting entities to further the objective of enhancing the UWA student experience.
Communications Director: Phoebe Dyson
This year, Phoebe is excited to be completing her second semester on exchange in the United Kingdom. At the completion of her undergraduate degree, she hopes to continue her studies within the Juris Doctor program.
Phoebe was the Marketing Officer for the 2022 Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference which allowed her to apply her marketing knowledge to help promote the conference to young leaders across Western Australia. She was also the 2022 Communications Officer on the Bachelor of Philosophy Union Committee.
Shantelle is passionate about empowering diverse communities, finding her place in the UWA Women’s Department as the Women of Colour Collective Convenor. She is also a mentor for We Are Womxn, an organisation dedicated to promoting positive conversations about taboo female topics.
Shantelle continued to deepen her connection to the Fogarty community as a first-year representative of the Fogarty Scholars Association (FSA) – a role that allowed her to learn more about how the Committee operates. She was a co-convenor for the 2022 Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference and looks forward to being a contributing member of the FSA in 2023.
Cultural and community-oriented activities have always played an instrumental role in Pooja’s life. She has been involved in Anandadhara WA – an ensemble that embraces diversity and the traversal of cultural boundaries – and is a member of the ASEANAustralia Strategic Youth Partnership Digital Events team.
Pooja has also enjoyed participating in programs such as Teach Learn Grow and as a mentor and judge for the Lions Youth of the Year program. Pooja hopes to share her passion for education, music, and community widely, inspiring others to realise their potential and role as an active citizen. Pooja was awarded the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant and undertook a Virtual Public Health Study Tour in December 2020 as part of the Grant.
First Year Representatives:
Juliet Roux: Juliet graduated from Perth Modern School in 2022 with a Certificate of Distinction and the School subject award for Literature. She contributed to her school community as a House Captain and as a violinist in the Senior Symphony Orchestra.
Juliet’s current area of interest lies in policy and diplomacy. In particular, she is interested in investigating the emerging presence of technology and intelligence within the judicial system. She is excited by the prospect of an exchange semester during her studies to broaden her knowledge in this field.
Jade Wallwork: Jade grew up in the Wheatbelt town of Corrigin. She attended St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School on a boarding scholarship.
On graduating in 2022, she received the Lynne Thompson Prize for Humanities and Social Sciences and the subject prizes for Media and Modern History ATAR.
In 2022, Jade won the ABC’s national Heywire competition for the Great Southern region. She was invited to speak on ABC radio about the struggles she experienced living in rural Western Australia. Jade has a passion for filmmaking, and her ATAR media short film was selected for screenings at several film festivals, including the SWAN Perth International Women in Film Festival, and shortlisted at the Bond University Film and Television Awards. She can’t wait to continue to explore her passions by becoming involved in creativity-based clubs at UWA.