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. 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.
Shifa Sadiq - Residential Support Assistant, Holman Hall
Shifa moved from India to Melbourne in 2016. Her inquisitiveness and determination saw her become a versatile Marketing Graduate in 2017. At the heart of completing her degree, she held two positions with MRS, the Central Environmental Co-ordinator and the Resident Advisor at Normanby House.
In her spare time, Shifa enjoys photography, traveling and exploring new places, reading, writing and playing sports. She is also passionate about the environment and believes in sustainably preserving and protecting what we are blessed with abundantly.
Having come from the Land of Culture, Shifa loves what diversity can bring to a vibrant community and hopes to see it bring nothing but the best this year! Grateful to an amazing MRS team, Shifa is excited and looks forward to working with the Holman Hoppers and wishes the new residents a fun-tabulous year!
Danielle Attwood - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce, Danie is in her second year and is aiming to major in Economics. After starting her residential life at Roberts, she is super excited to be an RA at Holman! Raised in Rye, on the Mornington Peninsula, Danie loves the beach, reading, riding her bike and binge re-watching her favourite TV shows - especially Gilmore Girls and West Wing. Her favourite place on campus is the lake at the back and her favourite thing about living on-campus is the sense of community as well as the spontaneity and freedom it allows. She can’t wait for 2019 and thinks that Orientation Week will be one of the highlights!
Joia Che - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Joia grew up in Auckland and moved to Melbourne in 2018 to study a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash. She spent her first year in Roberts and is excited to spend 2019 in Holman to serve as a residential advisor, and kickstart the Holman Hall Society with a fantastic new team as Hall Society President. Joia has a passion for the environment and all things well-being. In her spare time, she can be found jamming to music with friends, dog-spotting and exploring Melbourne.
Jacob Darlow - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Jacob is a 2nd Year Music student with a specialisation in Popular Voice from the rural town of Bendigo, Victoria. After living in Holman last year and enjoying the activities and friends he got from his experiences within Holman he is excited to take on the role of RA in 2019. Jacob is a movie buff, lover of dogs, constantly going to music gigs and always down for a chat! He is looking forward to welcoming new residents into the friendly and inviting Holman hall and can’t wait to meet all the new members of the Holman community!
Alexis Duddridge - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Alexis is currently in his second year of a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Econometrics double degree. He grew up in Launceston, Tasmania and moved to Melbourne to begin university in 2018. Alexis really enjoyed his first year at Holman Hall and is keen to be an RA for Second North at Holman in 2019. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, going to gigs in the city and photography. He is excited to undertake his role and to help grow the Holman community.
Raezel Fuertez - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Raezel Fuertez is currently studying Bachelor of Science. Her hobbies include playing sports such as volleyball, futsal, and badminton. She also like drawing, painting and reading fictional books in her spare time. Raezel does not enjoy heavy math subjects but likes chemistry, astronomy, and biology. She enjoys interacting with other people from diverse backgrounds and forming bonds and relationships that could last for a long time. Moreover, she loves being involved in interactive and inclusive activities that help her grow with a wide array of knowledge about other cultures and gain transferable skills.
Victoria Gillie - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Victoria Gillie grew up in a small town in Northern Victoria and moved to Monash at the start of 2018. She is a second-year student studying a double degree in IT and Design; majoring in Interactive Media and Communication Design respectively. After living at Holman last year, she is excited about taking up an RA position and being able to help and support other students. Victoria is interested in musical theatre, graphic design and meeting new people.
Madelyn Leeson - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Madelyn is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) double degree. She grew up in the country town of Mildura and took a working and travelling gap year before moving to Melbourne to begin university in 2018. In her spare time, Maddy loves travelling and exploring new places, playing sport, cooking and catching up with family and friends. Maddy is excited to return to Holman Hall and is really looking forward to being an RA. Maddy is keen to meet all of the new residents and be a part of the wonderful Holman community again in 2019.
Rhiannon Lloyd - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Rhiannon moved from Sydney to Melbourne at the start of 2018, and her parents have since moved to Hobart, Tasmania. She is in her second year studying Primary and Secondary Education, majoring in History. She’s really looking forward to getting to know all of the new residents for 2019 and planning some amazing events and opportunities for everyone to enjoy. When Rhiannon is not studying, she loves everything sport-related, particularly AFL and cricket. She can always be found in the gym or on the sports field or watching the mighty Sydney Swans play in the AFL!
Mitchell McIntosh - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Mitchell is currently completing his fourth year of study in a Science and Arts double degree, majoring in Immunology and International Relations. He grew up in a small town named Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, before making the move up to Holman in 2017 where he has been living since. Mitchell's interests include film, the occasional book (particularly sci-fi/fantasy), and spending too much time online. He is excited to be taking on the role of RA for First West, and making the experience of all the new and returning students as positive and enjoyable as he can.
Donna Peng - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Donna is from Fujian, China. Her family moved to Adelaide, South Australia when she was young. She moved to Melbourne in 2018 and is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Medical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine, while also taking on a Diploma of Languages in French. In her spare time, she enjoys watching spy movies, baking desserts in the wing kitchen and drinking bubble tea. Donna is very excited to be the RA for 1st North this year and can't wait to meet all the new residents!
Erica Wang - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Erica grew up in the beautiful city of Wellington, New Zealand. She moved to Melbourne in 2018 and is currently studying second year Medicine. Erica loves to meet new people, visit new places, and learn new things. She also enjoys cycling, listening to music, cooking, and hiking. Erica is looking forward to meeting the residents of the 3rd North wing, and Holman Hall. She is excited to see where 2019 takes her residents and the community as a whole, and is looking forward to contributing to a supportive, fun, and tight-knit community.
Lauren Wild - Resident Advisor, Holman Hall
Lauren is from Burnie, a town on the coast of the North-West of Tasmania. She is currently studying her second-year of Engineering and Science. When she’s not busy studying, Lauren enjoys reading, going to the gym, playing netball and bush walking. She is extremely excited to meet the new residents of Holman Hall and hopefully become friends with all of them.