Turner Hall Residential Support Team
Param Artputhanathan - College Head, Turner Hall
After graduating from Monash University, Param decided to stay on in Australia and work in the Higher Education sector where he had previously been active as a student representative and the chairperson of a not for profit that provided student services. After spending a few years in the private sector, Param joined Monash Residential Services as a member of the Residential Support Team and is now a member of the admissions team at the Residential Village.
Param loves to take long drives and overseas trips with his wife when he's on vacation. During his shorter breaks he would either be trying out a new restaurant, doing some gardening or playing games on his playstation.
Nabila Prata Dos Santos - Deputy College Head, Turner Hall
Nabila is originally from Rio in Brazil and moved to Melbourne in 2012 to begin studying her Bachelor of Laws at Monash. She previously lived in Jackomos Hall for the duration of her studies for 5 years and she loved the Hall spirit more with each passing year. To show her dedication to the community she became a Residential Advisor for a year and a half and then went on to become a Residential Support Assistant for over two years.
She is now thrilled to be the new Deputy College Head at Turner Hall. The role of DCH at Turner provides the perfect opportunity for Nabila to follow her passion and continue to create a fun, inclusive and supportive culture within the hall in order for residents to feel comfortable and at home, away from home.
Nabila is passionate about her law degree and will be undertaking practical legal training this year. She hopes to practice as a solicitor in Melbourne once admitted.
As someone who loves to travel, Nabila has always felt as if she has been a child of the world – born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Brazil and Bahrain, studied in England and then moving to Australia makes her a very international student.
In her free time Nabila enjoys running, horse riding, skiing and reading Jodie Picoult novels. She is extremely excited to contribute further to the Monash community and is looking forward to the coming year.
Matt Chen - Residential Support Assistant, Turner Hall
Matt is originally from China and moved to Melbourne in 2012 to begin studying IT and Multimedia at Monash. He has been living at Caulfield Residential since his first year and thoroughly enjoyed his time volunteering as a Resident Advisor in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he was offered the Residential Support Assistant(RSA) position at Turner Hall. After spending 2016 at South East Flats, he will be returning to Turner where he started in his RSA position.
Having been a previous resident and an international student, he understands how living on Residence can increase the student experience and reach the full potential in every aspect. He is extremely excited to be able to contribute further to the Monash Residential community.
Matt is passionate about photography and cinematography, and he hopes to become a film director one day. We will no doubt see a lot more Turner Hall videos in 2017. Matt is someone who loves sports, spending time with friends and playing basketball and mixed netball. In his free time, he enjoys running, reading and watching movies.
His other role at Monash is Multimedia Designer, in the Faculty of Information Technology. He looks forward to getting to know all the residents and encouraging a ‘home away from home’ community at Turner Hall in 2017.
Astle moved to Turner Hall in 2015 and has considered it his home since then. Born and raised in Dubai, UAE, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering (or Rocket Science) and he enjoys every minute he spends studying it. Outside class, he loves absolutely anything sporty. His favourite sports are basketball, swimming and soccer. He also loves meeting and talking to people and learning about their experiences and it is one of the main reasons he chose to become and RA. He also aims to make Turner a place where everyone can call home and feel welcomed and feel like they have somebody to talk to no matter what. This year, he will be one of the Academic and Wellbeing RA's and he is keen to meet everyone.
Aymen Hasan - Resident Advisor
Aymen Hasan (pronounced like Simon but without the S) is an 18 year old second year biomedical student who was born in Bangalore, India. He grew up enjoying sketching and playing the keyboard. Having been in Turner since the first day, he looks forward to making a difference in the place which helped him accommodate and feel comfortable in a new place. As the community RA, he aims to better the quality of social events where people can kick back and have fun after the strenuous university life students at MRS lead. Feel free to shoot him a message on Facebook and get to know him personally!
Brittany Wetherspoon - Resident Advisor
After realizing that studying a bachelor of Arts was not her thing, Brittany moved from Magnetic Island in sunny far north Queensland to Melbourne, and took up her passion in Monash's bachelor of Fine Arts.
Now in her final year of her degree, Brittany enjoys creating all forms of art, whether it be photography to drawing and can always be found in the wing lounge either baking or playing out a board game with residents. Having been here since the opening of Turner Hall in October 2015, she is very keen to meet new and returning residents and welcome them into the amazing community that is Turner Hall.
Clara Diederichsen - Resident Advisor
Having been born and raised in Germany, Clara first moved to Melbourne in 2015, where she initially joined the MRS Berwick community. She later on joined Turner Hall when it opened in October, 2015. In 2016 she was a Sports RA in Turner Hall and will continue as Diversity and Inclusion RA in 2017.
In mid 2017 Clara will progress into her third year of studying Electrical Engineering. Even though she loves her field of studies she is widely interested in the different faculties at Monash University. In her free time Clara enjoys to read, exercise, work on miscellaneous projects and being part of the Monash German Club.
Eniola (David) Ibraheem - Resident Advisor
Eniola studied a Bachelor of International Law and Diplomacy for his undergraduate and then relocated to Australia to pursue a Master's in International Relations, having successfully completed this in November 2016. He is currently pursuing another Master’s in Social Work. He will be a first time residential advisor but has been an active volunteer at MRS and Turner Hall. He also holds an office bearer position with the Monash Postgraduate Committee and is the MPA Clayton campus liaison. He is currently acquiring photography skills which he plans to put to use at Turner Hall for 2017. Eniola is a very enthusiastic and passionate soul that is going to put his wealth of experience and ideas to contributing to Turner Hall. He aspires to make Turner Hall a more respectful community that is inclusive, diverse and well aware and respectful of its residents.
Fahad Mubashshir - Resident Advisor
Being born and raised in the tropical green country of Bangladesh, Fahad had the chance to explore the deep roots of oriental culture of the Indian subcontinent. To pursue his career as a Chemical Engineer, Fahad started off with his Diploma of Engineering in Monash College and chose Turner Hall as his second home.
Fahad enjoys playing guitar, hanging out with friends, cooking food for people (as well as eating!) and a bit of gaming. He wishes to travel around the world and is excited to experience different culture that each country has to offer.
Fahad is thrilled to start his first year in MRS as an RA and hopes to contribute to the bigger community with the Environmental and Charity portfolio. At the same time he is looking forward to helping the new ‘ressies’ with their transition to Uni.
Fern Eu - Resident Advisor
Hello everyone! I’m Fern and I will be one of the 1st floor RA’s in Turner Hall for 2017! I’m originally from Perth in Western Australia and am now in my second year of my psychology degree in Monash. Psychology is one of my main passions so I’m always up for discussions about anything and everything weird.
My interests include tennis, playing guitar, coffee and anything to do with food and cats (Separately). I’m very excited to meet everyone next year, as well as being apart of making Turner Hall a home. 2017 is going to be great and I’m looking forward to it!
Hannah Wang Tian Yun - Resident Advisor
Hannah is a 3rd year medical student from Monash University. Born in Singapore, she truly treasures the non-humid weather of Melbourne. Hannah is the sport RA for Turner this year, returning from Rescomm RA at Briggs the previous year. Hannah wishes to empower more women in sport, and also create a safe and inclusive space where people can make friends and call home. You may find Hannah regularly sneaking off to the beach, or for a good hike or swim. Hannah also enjoys painting and dancing spontaneously to music, and tries her best to be good at futsal.
Maddie Pearson - Resident Advisor
Maddie is about to commence her third year of studying Primary and Secondary Special Education. She is originally from a small coastal town near Geelong, Victoria and absolutely loves the beach! In her spare time she will be down at the beach sailing, watching Sherlock or Doctor Who, and eating lots of chocolate! Maddie has spent the last two years studying and living at the Monash Berwick campus, but is very excited to be moving to Turner Hall, and all that Clayton has to offer. She can't wait to get to know all the residents in Turner Hall and create a fun, inclusive environment for all.
Mayank Vasudeva - Resident Advisor
Mayank is a 3rd year medical student. He was born & bred in sunny (& very humid) Singapore, only deciding to come to Australia because his plans to study in the UK fell through. Not surprisingly, he hasn't looked back. He loves the vibe & pace of life in Melbourne, & intends to stay here beyond graduation. He is an avid runner & loves a good game of futsal. Meeting people from all walks of life & having light-hearted (& sometimes existential) conversations with them is also something he truly enjoys, which is why he has chosen to return to the RA role in 2017. He believes that working with the MRS community gives him meaning & purpose in doing what he can to give back to society in the same way he has been a beneficiary of the kindness of others past & present.
Oliver Dolbey - Resident Advisor
Oliver or as he prefers to be called Ollie, is originally from the country of Tasmania and has moved here to Monash to study a primary and secondary education honours degree. His areas of specialties are performing arts and media and is about to commence his third year in uni. Outside of uni, Ollie is very active in his hockey and basketball and is also into gaming and movies. Ollie is very looking forward to his second year as a RA and first year being part of the Turner community and getting to know all the new and old residents through fun and exciting events throughout the year. Ollie's dream job would be to direct or become the Red Power Ranger!
Stephanie Meachen- Resident Advisor
Steph is a fourth year Health Sciences/Social Work student, originally from sunny Queensland, who found herself at Monash after living in beautiful Albury (New South Wales) for two years. Falling in love with the MRS community at Farrer Hall, Steph became the MRS Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing RA for 2015/2016, as well as being part of the Farrer Hall Orientation Team, and being part of ResCom. Steph moved to Turner Hall as a part of their RST in July 2016, and loves being one of the Turner Tigers. In 2017, Steph aims to increase awareness of environmental issues within the community, and hopes to raise awareness and support for local charities doing amazing work in the community. Steph is passionate about making change in the community and often spends time volunteering, a passion she wishes to pass on to other residents. Steph loves baby animals, playing guitar, and making puns in her spare time. If you see her around, she's always up for a chat, a coffee or brunch; and she's happy to answer any questions you might have. Steph is looking forward to spending 2017 in Turner, and is excited to get to know you all!
Zainul Azhar- Resident Advisor
Zainul is currently in the third year of his medical degree. Born and raised in sunny Singapore, he moved to Melbourne to read medicine in 2015. Zainul is a music enthusiast and is passionate on global health. During his free time, he enjoys volunteering, playing the saxophone and piano.
His vision as a residential advisor would be to create a close knit and inclusive community in Turner, where we come to learn and accept everyone regardless of our differences. Zainul is incredibly excited to be part of Residential Support Team in Turner Hall and look forward to an amazing year ahead.