Domestic student recruitment team

The Domestic Student Recruitment Team works directly with Careers Practitioners in schools, attends Career Group meetings, conducts presentations, organises school visits on campus, and attends events off-campus such as careers evenings, expos and seminars where they can meet and talk to students in person.

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Tamara Barth 
Senior Manager, Domestic Student Recruitment

Tamara is responsible for the management of the Domestic Student Recruitment team. She has a double degree in business at Monash and has recently completed her postgraduate studies in a Masters of Leadership.
Contact: or 03 9905 4741 / 0429 412 258

Lauren Strathie
Manager, Domestic Postgraduate and Pathways
Lauren manages Postgraduate and non-school leaver recruitment for the university. She completed a Bachelor of Communication at Monash and has worked in various roles in Student Recruitment.
Contact: or 03 9903 4762 / 0439 315 909

Melissa Shinkfield ​
Manager, Programs and High Achieving Students

Melissa oversees the Monash Extension Studies and Monash Scholars programs for high achieving secondary students. She also looks after schools in Western Australia. She is a Monash graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce and has worked in various roles at Monash including Faculty Administration, recruitment and outreach.
Contact: or 03 9903 4282 / 0439 760 971

Jacqui Burchell
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic)
Jacqui is responsible for coordinating school visits and expos on behalf of the team. She also manages key events for the team including Open day and Change of Preference and is our contact for students and careers teachers from South Australia. Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Business (Hospitality) and brings with her a range of events experience having previously worked with the Monash Student Association in the Host Scheme and Volunteering programs.
Contact: or 03 9903 1404 / 0429 918 125

Rachel Ung
Student Engagement Coordinator

Rachel coordinates the Monash Scholars Program for High Achieving students, and looks after the ACT recruitment market.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash and an Executive Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne.  She has worked in various roles across recruitment, marketing and faculty at Monash.
Contact: or 03 9903 4758 / 0408 436 847

Kira Duroux
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Regional Engagement) 
Kira is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman, who is passionate about tertiary education and access to it for all. She looks after schools in the Western Suburbs and regional schools in Victoria and NSW. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communication and brings experience from her background in Social Work and Sports Event Management.
Contact: or 03 9903 4737 / 0447 573 660

Richenda Sabo
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic)
Richenda works 3 days a week and works on special projects within the team. Richenda is a Monash graduate with a Bachelor of Arts. She has a background in events and education and has worked in various roles at Monash including study abroad, community services and recruitment.
Contact: or 03 9903 1613 / 0409 397 653

Rachel Crooks
Student Recruitment Coordinator
Rachel works 4 days a week and looks after the onshore international market. She is also our contact for students and careers teachers from NSW and NZ, as well as providing support for selected schools in Melbourne. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and has worked in various roles across student recruitment, marketing and student engagement across a number of universities in Australia and the UK.
Contact: or 03 9903 4720 / 0447 271 155

Tessa Vandergriff
Student Recruitment Officer (Domestic) 
Tessa provides support for regional and western metropolitan schools in Victoria. She will represents Monash at TIS events and schools expos around Victoria. Tessa holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has recently join Monash domestic recruitment team after previous recruitment roles within the tertiary education sector.
Contact: or 03 9903 4755 / 0409 663 352

Ryan Martin
Student Recruitment Officer (Domestic) 
Ryan is responsible for the administration of the Monash Extension Program and provides support for Monash Scholars. Ryan is a Monash Graduate who has completed his Dip Ed at the Peninsula Campus. After years of primary school teaching he as returned to work at Monash.
Contact: or 03 9903 4756 / 0407 316 322

Anthony Harvey 
Student Recruitment Officer (Domestic)
Anthony provides support for metropolitan and regional schools by representing Monash at TIS events and school expos. Anthony is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and has recently joined the Monash domestic recruitment team after previous student engagement roles within the education sector.
Contact: or 03 9903 2743 / 0437 731 697