Wendy provides a range of executive level administrative and office management support to the Monash Abroad Office and supports the office on HR requirements. Wendy is involved in project work and assists Monash Abroad Manager in financial management for the office and some of the reporting functions.
Wendy is the Institution Liaison Officer (ILO) for the Australian Government International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and administers the awards for outgoing and incoming exchange students. Wendy received the first Monash Abroad Global Globe Award in 2010 and was recognised for Exceptional Performance within the ODVC GE in 2011.
Graduated in Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) at Monash, Wendy had worked in both administrative and IT roles in other Victorian Government organisations. She joined Monash in 2004 and had worked for the Faculty of Business and Economics in an administrative role and joined Monash Abroad in 2006.
Wendy speaks fluent Cantonese, some Mandarin and Vietnamese and also studied Japanese and French while undertaking her secondary education and participated in an international study tour to China and Hong Kong during that time. Wendy feels very fortunate working in the field of international education and is very passionate about her work providing opportunities and preparing students for an international experience and to be global citizens.
Senior International education coordinator: USA, Latin America and University of Warwick, UK
Gina's primary role focuses on coordinating incoming and outgoing mobility between Monash University and exchange partners in the USA, Canada, UK and Japan including all queries, applications and balances. Gina is the lead coordinator for mobility and programs at Monash Abroad for the Monash University-University of Warwick Alliance. Gina enjoys her role as an advisor to students and aspires to send and receive as many students as possible to partake in a life-altering international experience.
Gina completed a Bachelor of Arts (History, Sociology) at Monash University during which time she undertook her own exchange program for one semester to The Pennsylvania State University, USA. She completed a Certificate III in Children's Studies and after a short time working at Monash University she moved to the UK for 4 years, working in various roles at City University London. She then worked for over 1 year at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, before returning to Melbourne and commencing at Monash Abroad in January 2012.
Tracy de Silva
International education coordinator: Faculty overseas programs (except Prato) and Asia (except Japan)
Tracy's primary role is to coordinate applications for all short term International Study Programs except for applications to Monash University Prato Centre. She also coordinates applications for incoming and outgoing students between Monash University and exchange partners in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand as well as managing the exchange balances within her portfolio. Tracy also assists the Study Abroad Manager on the administrative processes for admitting incoming fees paying study abroad students.
Tracy joined Monash Abroad since June 2012. Before joining this office she worked in a private intuition in VET sector, focusing on marketing and student recruitment.
Tracy holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce at Monash University and recently completed her Master of Business Administration at RMIT University. Tracy has lived in Qingdao, China, and speaks fluent Mandarin.
International education coordinator: Canada and UK
Originally born and raised in Canada, Rebecca first came to Australia via an exchange program to Monash during her undergraduate degree. She has worked for universities in both Canada and Australia over the past eight years and is now enjoying her role as International Education Coordinator with Monash Abroad. Rebecca is primarily responsible for coordinating the incoming and outgoing exchanges for students participating in exchange programs between Monash University and exchange partners in Canada and the UK.
Rebecca is currently completing her final year of her Master of Education (International Education) and looks forward to further promoting international education programs that support student mobility. She is also an avid sports enthusiast, and having escaped the tyranny of Canadian winters, enjoys outdoor activities all year round.
International education coordinator: Intercampus exchange, Japan, Middle East, Oceania and Africa
Rikki joined the Monash Abroad team in 2015 and is responsible for the coordination of incoming and outgoing applications for Intercampus exchange, Japan, Middle East, Oceania and Africa. She is passionate about her role and thoroughly enjoys advising students on opportunities for international study experiences. Rikki completed a Bachelor of International Studies (advanced) at the University of New England, during which time she participated in a one-year exchange program in Japan. This year was one of the most rewarding experiences of her life, and has significantly impacted her future life trajectory. She then moved to Melbourne to complete a Masters, and then a PhD in Applied Japanese Linguistics. Rikki continues to be an active researcher, and is particularly interested in student exchange experiences and related opportunities for second language use and acquisition. She is also fluent in Japanese.
Senior Administrative Officer
Rachna's primary role focuses on the processing of Monash Abroad travel scholarships payment to students participating on exchange, study abroad and short term international study programs and she also manages the processing and payment of OS-HELP loans for outgoing students. Besides her primary responsibilities Rachna is also involved in the day to day financial and general administration of the office, Monash Abroad website updates and the initial processing of all incoming exchange and study abroad applications.
Rachna is passionate about the mobility programs and advises potential outgoing Monash students regarding various study abroad opportunities provided by the Monash Abroad Office.
Rachna joined Monash Abroad in June 2007 and had earlier worked at the School of Geography & Environmental Science at Monash University. Rachna holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Diploma in Electronics Engineering. She can speak fluent Hindi.
Deborah provides a range of administrative support to the Monash Abroad office and she plays a critical role in the efficient running of the office, supporting staff and students. Deborah is the face of Monash Abroad and she greets and meets students at the reception desk, help them with their many queries for Monash Abroad opportunities, application process and support services.
Deborah joined Monash Abroad in 2011 as a casual supporting the office during busy periods and she moved into a permanent contract position since March 2012. Deborah speaks fluent Chinese (Cantonese) and enjoys travelling overseas to meet with people from different cultures and backgrounds and she values people's cultural differences.
Student Experience Coordinator
The Student Experience Coordinator (SEC) is a role for a current Monash student who has demonstrated leadership through their work as a Global Officer at Monash Abroad. The SEC will have studied overseas on a Monash Abroad program and works closely wiht Monash Abroad coordinators on coordinating the Global Officer Program and key Monash Abroad Initiatives.
The Student Experience Coordinator for Semester 2, 2014 through Semester 1, 2015 was Sarah Strugnell. Sarah was a Arts/Science student who studied abroad at Monash Malaysia and in Japan. The Student Experience Coordinator for Semester 2, 2015 through Semester 1, 2016 is Elly Taylor.