Jackomos Hall Residential Support Team
Laura Swift - College Head, Jackomos Hall
Laura Swift is currently working at Monash Residential Services as Acting Manager Residential Support. She previously worked at Monash College for over 8 years providing welfare support and has held various administrative and student support roles at Monash University. Laura loves being able to meet and work with students from all over the world.
Being a past Monash student, Laura had the opportunity to live on-campus while completing a Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare. This course led her to begin engaging with international students in a tertiary environment. Laura has also completed a Diploma of International Education.
Laura started MRS at Normanby House in 2015 and has since moved to become the Deputy College Head at Turner Hall in 2016 and is excited to take on the College Head role of Jackomos Hall in 2017. She is looking forward to working with the rest of the Residential Support Team to ensure a welcoming, exciting, fun, inclusive and memorable experience for all.
Will Duddy– Deputy College Head, Jackomos Hall
Having just finished my Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, I am now starting a Masters of Secondary Education. It's just a small change in career path, but my work through this role convinced me it's the right move for me.
In my spare time I play a lot of hockey. You'll often see me playing, umpiring or training on the hockey pitch on the way to uni. In addition to hockey I also fill my spare time with computer games and ukulele.
When you see me around Jackomos, hit me up for a chat. I can't wait to meet you all!
Troy McGee - Residential Support Assistant, Jackomos Hall
Troy is the new Residential Support Assistant for Jackomos Hall and has spent the previous four years in a number of different leadership roles within the MRS community. In 2016 Troy completed a honours degree in Industrial Design and is now a current PHD student in the Department of Design in the field of Healthcare design. He also works part-time as a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator.
Originally from Northern Tasmania, Troy is now a keen ambassador for the sensational city of Melbourne. In his downtime, Troy enjoys reading, listening to bands which don't exist yet, making and cycling. Troy is excited to contribute to the MRS community and looks forward to facing new challenges in 2017.
Victoria Bicknell - Senior Resident Advisor, Jackomos Hall
Amanda Er - Resident Advisor
Amanda moved to Melbourne from sunny Singapore in 2015, and has been a resident at Jackomos ever since. Currently a 3rd year Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging student, she enjoys cooking, baking and honing her skills in astrophotography, scenic landscape and portrait photography in her free time.
Always keen for new adventures and exploring out of her comfort zone, Amanda has ran a 10K in Singapore, skydived in New Zealand and sledded down the snowy Swiss Alps. She delights in meeting people from all walks of life, and looks forward to serving the residential community in 2017!
Chris Bounds - Resident Advisor
Chris is a student studying a Bachelor of Science Advanced – Research, majoring in physics and maths at Monash after moving to Melbourne from Launceston in Northern Tasmania in 2016. In 2017, Chris will be studying his second year while participating in undergraduate research opportunities. In the future, he hopes to continue into postgraduate study with an aim to find a career in academia.In his spare time, Chris likes to play games as well as watch and play soccer, playing through the Monash University Soccer Club. He enjoying his first year at Jackomos with an active role in the Hall Society as Treasurer and in second semester president. Chris hopes to use his experiences and a desire to build community engagement to provide a base for residents to integrate with the Jackomos community and continue to build a strong sense of hall pride.
Erfan Numan - Resident Advisor
Hamish Jenkins - Resident Advisor
Hamish is going into his second year of communication design and living at Jackomos Hall. He moved from Mildura in North West Victoria to pursue further studies. His interests include design, music and reading as well as taking part in sporting activities like netball and basketball. He aims to help create a supportive and inclusive community at the hall.
Hui Ruo Pang - Resident Advisor
Mae Chong - Resident Advisor
Hi guys! I’m Mae and I am a third year medical student from Malaysia. I can be found near nature during evenings because I have fallen in love with taking walks since I came to Melbourne. I also absolutely love to get to know people and to hear your stories so I'll always try my best to be available for a chat session!I hold the academic portfolio in Jackomos. I hope to work with the team to create a conducive studying environment for the residents and to organize events which will deepen the love of learning! See you soon!
Shahriar Kabir Shaer- Resident Advisor
Hey there, I'm currently studying in the second year of the Bachelor's of IT. I've moved here from Dhaka, Bangladesh last year and I had an amazing past year here at Jackomos. I love to play video games, soccer and anything related to Manchester United. I'm looking forward to this coming year and I hope to do some travelling around the country.
Tamara Wetangula - Resident Advisor
Tamara Wetangula is an international Civil Engineering student from Kenya. She grew up there and came to Melbourne for uni. Her interests include music and sports. Tamara has been in Jackomos for one year, and this is her first year as an RA. She is very excited to take on various tasks for the benefit of the hall, and to make Jackomos a place to call home for the residents. She looks forward to the new year, and to making lots of new friends.
Thisum Gunasena - Resident Advisor
Hello all ! I am a 2nd year Biomedical Science student. Born in Sri Lanka but have been living in Melbourne since the age of 6. I'd consider myself a food enthusiast and would love to offer suggestions on where to find some great gems in Melbourne. I'd also consider myself an anime fanboy and would be down to talk about anything anime related at any time of the day. I appreciate nearly any form of music, given that it either has nice vocals / a nice melody / or a mixture of both. My preference though leans towards Tropical House & EDM. I look forward to sharing my experiences to the Jackomos community in 2017, and create a warm and friendly atmosphere for people to form lasting friendships and spread some good vibes.
Thomas Smart- Resident Advisor
Originally from the town of Colac in rural Victoria, Tom moved to Jackomos Hall in 2016. He is entering his second year studying his Bachelor of Computer Science and plans to minor in Software Development. Tom aims to get a work placement next year which will hopefully lead to a full time job offer when he completes his course at the end of next year. Besides a love of computers, Tom also has an interest in many sports including AFL, cricket and basketball. In his spare time, he likes to play sport and video games with friends. As a residential adviser, Tom hopes to introduce new residents to the many opportunities available at Monash.
Hi, I'm Will! I've been at Jacko for 3 years now, and love it because I'm too lazy for the 40 minute commute from home, which means I'm a local guy, so I can fill you in on all sorts of hidden gems around Melbourne.
I study Mechanical Engineering and Arts majoring in German, and my dream is to work in Germany once I graduate. In my spare time I enjoy snorkelling, going to gigs, playing video games and drinking tea.