South East Flats Residential Support Team
Nick Stewart - College Head, South East Flats
Nick is originally from Hobart, Tasmania and moved to Melbourne to study years 11 and 12 at De La Salle College Malvern. In 2007 he completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion/Sociology) at Deakin University and is currently undertaking his Masters of Business at Monash University.
Nick has been the Deputy College Head at Richardson Hall since 2015 and in 2018 will be his first year as College Head at South East Flats. He is also employed by the University as the Manager, Campus Experience and Major Events, as part of this role his team deliver campus events such as SummerFest and WinterFest. Nick has been at the University for 8 years and has been fortunate to work with students on many major events and programs throughout the academic year including Open Day, Orientation, campus based events and Graduations. Prior to his time at Monash Nick worked as a community health development officer in local government.
Nick enjoys the opportunity to help offer guidance, support and create a sense of community with residence at MRS, while continuing to follow his passion of community development in the tertiary sector.
Nick is excited for the year ahead at SEF and the opportunity to meet all the amazing people that will call SEF home.
Living with Nick, is his wife Bek who also works at Monash and their lively whippet Gavin (dog).
Amalia Cantillon - Residential Support Assistant, South East Flats
Amalia is originally from Tasmania before living in Gippsland and moving to Monash in 2015. Amalia has recently completed her undergraduate studies in a Bachelor of Architecture (at the Caulfield campus) and will be commencing her first year in a Masters of Architecture at Monash in 2018. She plans to further her studies, focusing on Management, Sustainability and Leadership to hopefully allow her to reach a step closer to her goal of eventually working as a project or construction manager.
Amalia enjoys travelling, playing sport and is particularly passionate about Swimming.
Amalia moved to Monash first living in Howitt Hall, before relocating to Turner hall in 2016 to become a Resident Advisor, holding a community and events portfolio. In 2017 she moved back to Howitt Hall to continue the same portfolio.
Amalia holds a strong passion for community engagement and has loved her experience at Monash Residential so far. She is thrilled to take on the role of Residential Support Assistant at South East Flats for 2018.
Denyan Claxton - Resident Advisor, South East Flats
Denyan was born and raised in Launceston, Tasmania, moving to Victoria to accept a biomedical science offer in 2016. He spent his first year staying at Roberts Hall, starting with no familiar faces, but soon grew great friendships with many great people. In 2017, Denyan moved to SEF for the opportunity to become a Resident Advisor and has loved his experience so much, that he couldn’t help but be a RA again at SEF in 2018.
Denyan enjoys training for running whenever he gets the chance, and has a great love for sport, movies, and many tv shows. This year Denyan has the Residents’ Committee (ResComm) and Events Portfolios, and is eager to help organise some fantastic events in 2018, having great times with new and returning residents. The year will be what we make it, and with a positive attitude Denyan is sure many good times can be had.
Maya Hodge - Resident Advisor, South East Flats
Maya will be your Environment and Diversity & Inclusion RA for this year. Maya moved from her small hometown of Mildura, Victoria, to study a Bachelor of Art History & Curating here at Monash. This will be her second year at Monash and at South East Flats! Whenever she has free time she loves to read, draw, practice yoga and play violin.
Maya is looking forward to meeting you all!
Tawanda Nziramasanga - Resident Advisor, South East Flats
Tawanda was born and raised in a small country located in Southern Africa called Zimbabwe. You will get to know Tawanda by his nickname ‘T’. He came to Melbourne in the winter of 2016 to study a Bachelors(Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. He is currently in his 2nd year and this is his 2nd year living at South East Flats.
As your Resident advisor he looks forward to building the lovely SEF community with you all and hopes to get to know everyone a lot better.
During his spare time he is usually the guy you find in the gym training or playing basketball all afternoon. If ever you need a chat, feel free to approach T and he is looking forward to a great year with y’all at Flats.
Lauren Pickering - Resident Advisor, South East Flats
Lauren will be your Sports and Events RA this year! Before moving to Melbourne, Lauren was born and raised in Singapore for 19 years with Australian and British parents. Just a typical third culture kid! This will be Lauren’s third year at South East Flats and her second year as an RA. Last year, she finished her Bachelor of Arts program majoring in Sociology and Media and will be continuing her studies with an Honours year focusing on environmental sociology! In her free time Lauren loves cooking, running and playing piano and guitar! Lauren can’t wait to meet you all and creating some lasting memories for your time at SEF in 2018!
Charlie Traish - Resident Advisor, South East Flats
Charlie has spent the last 10 years living amongst the (nearly) endless beaches of Queensland’s, Gold Coast. He moved back to Melbourne to start University. This year marks his fourth year of studying a double bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, and his second year living at South East Flats. Charlie enjoys having such a unique culture at SEF, and hopes 2018 can be the year where you can really feel at home and make great friends with the awesome (and equally eccentric) fellow SEFies that choose to live here.
In his spare time Charlie enjoys swimming, hunting out new food, or poorly trying to replicate them. Regardless, he can’t wait to meet you all and create a truly memorable 2018!