Peninsula Residential Support Team
Dan McHugh - College Head, Peninsula
Dan was born in Sydney and spent most of his life in Newcastle. He studied a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, and during that time he went on a study tour through Europe and worked at a large architectural firm. He chose to change direction in 2014 and moved to Melbourne to study a Master of Teaching. His interests include art, music, cooking, reading and meeting new people. In addition to his role as College Head, Dan is a Secondary School Teacher specialising in Art and Design.
Since joining MRS in 2014, Dan has lived and worked at three different campuses. He was a resident and RA at Clayton, Residential Support Advisor and Deputy College Head at Berwick, and took on the role of College Head at Peninsula in 2017. He is looking forward to new experiences and supporting the community at Peninsula Residential well into the future.
Katherine Allman - Deputy College Head, Peninsula
Katherine grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and moved back recently to take up the role of Deputy College Head at Peninsula Residential. She has previously worked in student transition and retention at Monash in Clayton. She spent last year working as a volunteer lawyer and managed operations at the Generator (Monash’s entrepreneurial hub) before deciding to return to study in 2019. Katherine has had an unwavering passion for health throughout her studies, so recently decided to leave the corporate hustle and become a paramedic.
Katherine is the proud mum to her rescue greyhound, Chloe, (the unofficial Peninsula mascot), and not so proud mum of several struggling indoor plants, and an ever increasing HECS debt. At the end of a long day she can be found unwinding at the beach or going for a run. Her favourite things include travel (she’s still trying to make up for the gap year she never took), the perfect burger, and a good coffee. Katherine is committed to building a thriving community at Peninsula and creating a sense of belonging for every resident that lives there. She loves working with the residents and helping make their MRS experience as diverse and enriching as possible.
Dalton Browne - Residential Support Advisor, Peninsula
Dalton is a third year Paramedic student and is currently enjoying his study. He has studied at Caulfield campus and previously lived at Clayton’s Turner Hall in 2018 where he was Central Sport RA. He is excited to be joining the Peninsula team in 2019 and bring his experience to the new studio apartments.
Originally from Pambula in NSW, Dalton has lived in Queensland and Victoria. He moved from interstate to study at Monash after travelling Asia and Europe, working as a surf instructor, and serving in the Army. He plans on working overseas after completing his degree and using his skills abroad. He is excited about his new role as Residential Support Advisor and looks forward to working within the vibrant Monash environment at Peninsula Campus.
Chelsea Book - Residential Advisor, Peninsula Studio Apartments
Chelsea was born in Sydney and lived there until the age of sixteen when her family relocated to Singapore. She took a gap year after finishing high school, and spent her time travelling around Europe and working as a swim teacher. Now studying second year Occupational Therapy, this will be her second year on the Peninsula Residence. Chelsea loves the community vibe and now regards it as her ‘home away from home’. She loves to involve herself in numerous activities, from soccer to gardening, and looks forward to being a Resident Advisor in 2019!
Clara Cherubin - Residential Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Clara was born in a small country town called Mansfield in North East Victoria. There, she grew up on a farm with lots of animals. At the age of five she started classical ballet and quickly developed a passion for dance. Nowadays, she enjoys going to the gym and maintaining a healthy life. Clara considers herself a social butterfly and is rarely found on her own. She enjoys spending time with her friends and going on adventures to the beach as well as exploring the peninsula with her fellow residents.
Emily Conroy - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Originally from a farm in Bobinawarrah in North East Victoria; Emily enjoys all the gum trees around campus. She’s here to study a Bachelor of Paramedicine and despite refusing to buy a gym membership, she loves being active. Netball and football are her favourite sports and she always seems to find a way to turn anything into a competition. Emily loves the friendly atmosphere at Peninsula Residence and is certain you will too! She is always down for a chat, except for within the first hour of getting out of bed! She can't wait to help everyone enjoy their university experience in 2019!
Madison Etherington - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Studio Apartments
Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Maddie moved to away from the warm weather to Melbourne at seventeen to study her passion for helping and caring for people. She is now in her 2nd year of studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Peninsula. Maddie loves lazing around the beach (reminds her of home), reading, and binging tv shows, especially crime! Madison is always keen for an adventure, whether it is just down the road or to another country, having visited 14 countries herself! Maddie is very excited to meet this years ressies and for them to have an amazing experience, just as she did!
Mark Hanson - Residential Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Mark is originally from regional Queensland and moved to Melbourne in search of new adventures. Before committing to study, Mark travelled extensively. His past adventures include skydiving in Hawaii, studying Global Governance in Geneva, Switzerland, and eating BBQ in Austin, Texas. Now that he is more grounded, he works and spends time volunteering as a wheelchair skills coach, teaching newly acquired people with spinal cord injury how to navigate a variety of environments from a wheelchair. Mark is now in his 3rd year of Occupational Therapy and looks forward to making a difference for everyone; especially his neighbours here on residence.
Hannah Humphries - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Hannah grew up on a farm in a small country town in North-East Victoria called Glenrowan. 2019 is Hannah’s second year as a Resident Advisor and her third year living at Monash Residential Services. She is currently in her third year studying a double degree of Nursing and Midwifery at Peninsula campus. Some of her interests include exploring Frankston and the surrounding areas, reading and football. She is very excited to be a part of the RA team for 2019 and is so excited to meet all the new faces within the Peninsula residence community.
Cara Jewell - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Cara is from Traralgon, a country town in East Victoria, and will be commencing her second year of Physiotherapy in 2019. Cara loves visiting new countries and is always planning her next trip away! She enjoys sports and going to the gym—particularly the HIIT classes with fellow residents—but enjoys food and eating even more! Cara is always happy to have a chat or grab a Chai Latte! She is super excited to meet even more new faces in 2019, and hopes to make the year just as great as the one she has just had.
Letesha MacPherson - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Letesha is a second year Primary Education student, her main discipline being Italian. She is from a country town in East Gippsland called Bairnsdale and has lived on a farm for most of her life. She enjoys travelling; whether it's internationally or just down the Peninsula coast. Letesha has really enjoyed her residence experience so far and is very excited to meet the new residents of 2019. She hopes that everyone will enjoy being a part of the Peninsula Residential community as much as she has. As a Resident Advisor, Letesha aims to provide the same welcoming experience that she received in her first year.
Lorna Martin - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Studio Apartments
Lorna is from Great Britain, and moved to Australia in February last year to study Paramedicine here at Monash. When not studying, Lorna can often be found at the gym, at the beach surfing or trying out new sports. Sport has always been a big part of her life competing internationally in fencing, nationally in swimming and lacrosse, and working as a manager of a leisure centre prior to her move Down Under. Having lived on Peninsula Residence last year, Lorna says she excited for what 2019r has to offer and hopes that all new residents fall for the community spirit, make lifelong friends and feel at home just like she has.
Chelsea Mussett - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Chelsea is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, which she is thoroughly enjoying. She comes from a country town an hour and a half away from campus called Wallan. Chelsea works as a swimming instructor and netball umpire locally and considers herself to be an extremely active person. She can often be found working out at the university gym and also participates in the Monash Sport social netball competitions. Chelsea is extremely excited about her role as a Resident Advisor in 2019 and looks forward to meeting many new faces.
Jhanvi Punjabi - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Residential Village
Jhanvi was born in Iquique; a city in the North of Chile. She completed her high school in India and came to Melbourne to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration. Currently in her second year, she loves playing sports especially swimming and soccer. Jhanvi also enjoys interacting with new people, especially from other cultures and learning new languages. Her first year on residence has been great, she played futsal with the residential team and made many friends. As a Resident Advisor in 2019, she hopes to create a fun, safe and enjoyable time for the residents. She loves making people smile and loves helping them anytime.
Grace van Noord - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Studio Apartments
Grace is originally from a small town in Northern Tasmania but made the move to Melbourne in 2017 to pursue a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Monash University. She loves playing all different kinds of sport, but has a particular interest in netball and AFL. Grace also enjoys hanging out with her fellow residents, and is always up for a good chat. This will be Grace's second year as a Resident Advisor, and she hopes that her experience will assist in making everyone's time on residence as enjoyable, safe, and inclusive as her time has been.
Caroline Yap - Resident Advisor, Peninsula Studio Apartments
Caroline is from Singapore and is starting her 3rd year in Nursing and Midwifery here at Monash. She's really passionate about her course and women's health! She is also incredibly excited to be part of the Resident Advisor team again this year, and is looking forward to meeting all the new residents. She hopes to make sure everyone will have a fun, exciting and inclusive year at Peninsula. When she is not trying to rush assignments, Caroline can be found creating new food recipes, playing hockey, or singing loudly. She's also the Social Media Ambassador for Peninsula Campus, so please smile for her camera!