Julie Ligeti

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Julie Ligeti
Julie Ligeti

Sometimes it’s wise to listen to your parents.

Julie Ligeti’s original plan was to study journalism but, at the urging of her mum and dad, she chose to study law instead. She was glad she listened because her time at Monash Law School led her to the field of social and justice policy, including the opportunity to serve as Chief of Staff to a Federal Minister and to a State AttorneyGeneral with a passion for social justice and reform. Julie then went on to work for Cochlear, the innovative Australian company that created implantable technology enabling people with severe to profound hearing loss to hear again.

Julie decided to become a bequestor not just because of the opportunities and experiences her own education afforded her, but also because her two older brothers – both of whom won Commonwealth Scholarships to attend Monash – also benefited from the philosophy and approach at Monash. “Monash University leads in Australia with its aims of changing society for the better,” says Julie. “This is happening not only through great academic and research endeavours but through a large-scale and meaningful program that provides students from low socio-economic backgrounds an opportunity to obtain a great university education. “Monash gave a great education to me and my brothers and I wanted to contribute by making sure more young people, especially those from refugee backgrounds, get the best chance in life.”

“Monash University leads in Australia with its aims of changing society for the better,” says Julie. “This is happening not only through great academic and research endeavours but through a large-scale and meaningful program that provides students from low socio-economic backgrounds an opportunity to obtain a great university education.

“Monash gave a great education to me and my brothers and I wanted to contribute by making sure more young people, especially those from refugee backgrounds, get the best chance in life.”

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