Holman Hall Residential Support Team
Tom Holdsworth - College Head, Holman Hall
I began my life living in Mt Evelyn in Victoria, before moving to Wellington when I was still quite young. After living there for 8 years, I returned to Melbourne and attended Trinity Grammar School in Kew. During my high school years I spent a year living in Quebec learning French and attending high school. This was the year I started learning to play ice-hockey. It was also the year I decided never to play it again. Not only could I not ice-skate, I didn't particularly like being slammed up against the side walls.
After completing my Masters in Marketing and Management at University I started my career in International Education. This was a fantastic way to begin my career as it allowed me to do something I loved; building business relationships. I moved to Monash to take on this career path on a larger scale and have been with Monash Residential Services for almost 6 years now.
I spent most of my school life playing soccer. I have both Italian and English background, so I always assumed my passion for the sport came from this. I also played a lot of cricket, squash, and touch rugby growing up. I love playing sport and will always take the opportunity to participate in a game. I love cooking (but not the cleaning), particularly dishes from my Italian side of the family. When I get a chance, I enjoy traveling and seeing areas of the world that I have not yet seen. I usually pick areas within countries that don't have too many tourists, as this allows me to learn about the real culture of the country. Despite living in Australia for so long, I have seen very little of it. I plan to change this in the near future. When I have time, I like to relax and play some video games or simply read a book. I believe it is important to have a moment to yourself every now and then.
I look forward to working with the Residents at Holman Hall and hope to meet with you all soon.
Carmen Yan - Deputy College Head, Holman Hall
Carmen completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics and Molecular Biology here at Monash Clayton. She continued her studies here completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research) in the area of Bioethics.
During the day, Carmen works in the Faculty of Science as the Student Experience Coordinator and manages the Science Student Learning Lounge. Carmen has previously worked as the Deputy College Head of Normanby House and Campbell Hall. In 2017, Carmen is really looking forward to working with the RST of Holman Hall and contributing to this vibrant and friendly community.
Carmen lives with her husband Shaun whom she met during their undergraduate studies at Monash. She enjoys drinking tea, making and eating desserts, arts and crafts, yoga, watching movies and science jokes, puns and fun facts.
Edward Attenborough - Residential Support Assistant, Holman Hall
Born in England and raised in rural Tasmania, land of the free, Edward moved to Melbourne in 2014 to undertake a Bachelor of Science and Engineering at Monash. Edward is a fourth year student who believes moving into Holman was one of the best decisions he has made with his amazing team of RAs.
Passionate about charity work, Edward has taken on many volunteering opportunities to help assist members of the both national and international communities. A few of these include Live Below the Line, 40 Hour Famine and the White Ribbon campaign, the latter of which Edward is an ambassador for and is very passionate about. In early 2015, Edward worked in Monash's Academic Progress Committee. In 2015, Edward was an RA at Farrer as well as Vice President of the MRS Residents Committee, while in 2016 he was RSA at Holman Hall and Vice President of the Society of Chemistry Students. This experience has taught him a lot about how to create a fun and inclusive community.
Upon completing his studies, Edward hopes to work in areas of Physical and Coordination Chemistry, creating new chemical processes and reactions. This is his second year as RSA at Holman Hall and is extremely excited about meeting all the new residents!
Amelia Matthews- Resident Advisor
Amelia is currently in her second year of her Bachelor of Science degree. She plans to major in Biochemistry and Immunology and has wanted to study science since the early years of high school. She moved to Holman Hall at the beginning of last year from the small town of Trafalgar in Gippsland. Amelia greatly enjoyed her first year in the Hall and is very excited to be an RA for 4th West. She loves travelling, playing netball, spending time at beach, swimming, listening to music and watching Netflix. Amelia looks forward to meeting all the new residents and contributing to the Holman community as an RA.
Annette Gibson - Resident Advisor
Annette is a third year chemical engineering student. She grew up in the small farming town of Beulah before moving to Farrer Hall in 2015. After an awesome year there, she was RA at Holman Hall in 2016. Annette loves discussing the latest episode of Game of Thrones, singing (and rapping) Hamilton and having a laugh with friends. Annette can't wait to see what this year brings and is looking forward to making Holman a home for all the new residents!
Ben Lowe - Resident Advisor
Ben is a second-year science student with a particular interest in Chemistry and Physics. He is originally from Geelong, which is about an hour and a half south-west of Melbourne. He loves sport – especially field hockey which he plays as part of a Monash team, but he also loves to play and follow Australian football, soccer and cricket. He is a keen traveller, and has been fortunate enough to spend time in parts of Europe and South-East Asia, as well as some countries in the Pacific and Canada. 2017 will be Ben’s second year at Holman Hall, and he is very excited about being able to contribute to the hall as an RA.
Clara Bate - Resident Advisor
Clara is a second year studying a bachelor of science majoring in pharmacology and microbiology. She was born in Southern California and moved to Australia 12 years ago. Clara lived in Holman Hall last year and had a great time meeting so many different people and being part of creating the Holman community. Clara has a problem with buying too many plants and binge watching Netflix. She also enjoys DIY projects, road trips and swimming.
Emma Hinde - Resident Advisor
Hi! My name is Emma and i'm a second year science student. Hoping to major in Zoology and Ecology and Conservation Biology. I was born in Zimbabwe but I grew up in Singapore. I love the outdoors; especially white water kayaking, camping and rocks. I also have a passion for animals and eating.
This is my second year at Holman Hall and I am so excited to be your RA and make this year the best year ever.
Faouzi Gebara - Resident Advisor >p< Faouzi is currently a 4th year electrical engineering student who is originally from Lebanon but was born and raised in Abu Dhabi until he moved to Melbourne for his university studies. His interests include, but are not limited to, building robots, being passionate about coffee, playing music and analysing film. Faouzi aims to form relationships and share experiences while having a effortlessly fantastic time.
Finn Buchhorn - Resident Advisor
Finn is a 19-year-old Tasmanian who is currently experiencing his second year living at MRS. At the age of 12 Finn spent 16 months living in Indonesia where he learnt quite a few things about the world, and at the age of 16 he moved to boarding school in Launceston to complete year 11 and 12. Currently he is studying a Bachelor of Science Adv. Global Challenges and is the RA for Third West at Holman in 2017.Finn be taking on the events portfolio in 2017 and wants to get more residents involved in global issues. He also has a passion for writing and listening to music and can often be found surfing along the Victorian coastline.
Robin Inderjeet Malhotra- Resident Advisor
Robin Malhotra had a childhood growing up in India and his teen years growing up in Australia. He has lived in Tasmania since 2005 and moved to Melbourne for his University studies. He is studying Aerospace Engineering and will be commencing his third year in 2017. Robin loves giving back to the community and taking up the role of an RA allows him to do so.
Jay Mehta - Resident Advisor
Born and bred in Harare, the capital city of the African nation of Zimbabwe, Jay moved to Melbourne in February 2016 to undertake an education that will enable him to satisfy his interests in International Affairs and Legal Procedures. Being an avid Liverpool FC supporter, it goes without saying that Jay is a super fan of all things soccer. Jay will serve as a member of the Holman Hall RST Team in 2017 and is looking forward to passing on his experience of living in Holman Hall as an international student to others.
Jordyn McDonough - Resident Advisor
Born and raised in Warrnambool, Jordyn moved to Monash last year to start her Bachelor of Science Advanced – Research (Honours). Currently in her second year, Jordyn has discovered that her interests lie in immunology and biochemistry and plans to eventually major in both of these areas.In her free time Jordyn loves to spend huge amounts of time on Netflix and procrastinating from her study in any way possible.After loving her time in Holman last year, Jordyn is excited to start her role as an RA on 5th North this year. She is particularly looking forward to working on the Holman’s charity portfolio to organise events that allow Holman residents support and get involved in their community.
Molly Cargill - Resident Advisor
Born and raised in the small coastal town of Wonthaggi, Molly Cargill is in her 2nd year of Medicine at Monash. After having a great experience at Holman last year she is extremely excited to be an RA this year for 1st West.
She enjoys netball, chocolate, going to the beach and watching Richmond win the footy on the weekend (even if this doesn’t occur often).
Nic Taylor - Resident Advisor
A Kiwi born and raised in the vibrant student town of Dunedin, Nic moved to Melbourne in 2016 for a change of scenery and is completing his 2nd year of a Chemical Engineering/Commerce double degree. A sports tragic, Nic has a particular penchant for cricket, basketball and tennis. In addition, he enjoys playing the piano, listening to classic rock bands and watching popular film and TV titles. Nic looks forward to helping new residents feel at home at Holman Hall and encouraging participation in MRS-wide festival and charity events through his ResComm portfolio. He believes Holman Hall can build on its strong start and make 2017 a year to remember for every resident.>/p<
Hello! Sam is a medicine student hailing from Gisborne, a rural town in Victoria. She loves travelling, listening to music, and enjoying a good cup of tea. She lived at Roberts Hall last year, and she is excited to have the opportunity to support her fellow residents as a residential advisor and to let them feel like they have a family that will always be there for them.