Howitt Hall Residential Support Team Officers
Tanya Pelle - College Head, Howitt Hall
2021 will be Tanya's second year as College Head at Howitt Hall. She has worked at Monash University for 20+ years in various student services roles. Tanya is the Group Manager, Student Success and Transformation at Monash Connect - she is responsible for Scholarships, Graduations, Enrolments, Career Connect, Student Leadership and International Student Engagement. She has a passion for enriching student experience and maximising student satisfaction.
Tanya was born and raised in Melbourne. She has completed her Master of Business online through the Monash Business School. She enjoys watching crime drama, hand sewing, a good skinny flat white and 80s music. Tanya is joined by her fiancé Luke and niece Amy. Tanya is excited about engaging with the Howitt community in 2021. She looks forward to the opportunity to engage with students in a new setting and make Howitt feel like home.
Pat Chen - Deputy College Head, Howitt Hall
Pat is originally from Thailand, and moved to Melbourne to pursue a Bachelor degree in Biotechnology which she completed in 2015. She fell in love with research during her honours year and decided to do a PhD. In 2020, she completed her PhD in Materials Engineering working with cutting edge technology in biomaterials. She is currently teaching undergraduate and diploma students across Faculty of Engineering and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University and Monash College. During her free time, she enjoys reading, baking and chatting with residents.
She has lived in four halls before landing in Howitt Hall. She is excited for her third year at Howitt Hall and is looking forward to making it a home away from home for all residents.
Frederick Au - Residential Support Assistant, Howitt Hall
Frederick (he/him) moved to Melbourne in 2018, and is currently in his 4th year of a Bachelor of Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Commerce double degree. He was born in Hong Kong S.A.R and grew up in Singapore and New Zealand, and can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Frederick stayed in Howitt Hall during his first year before moving to Briggs Hall in 2019, where he eventually became a Resident Advisor for almost 2 years. He was also the Vice-President of the MRS Resident's Committee in 2021. In addition to his role as Residential Support Assistant for Howitt Hall, he works with Respectful Communities to facilitate Anti-Racism training. Frederick is passionate about creating a safe and inclusive environment for all residents and is excited to be back at Howitt, so if you see him around the hall please feel free to say hi!