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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Julie Baxter
Senior Manager, Domestic Student Recruitment

Julie is responsible for the management of the Domestic Student Recruitment team. She has a degree in Journalism and has undertaken a range of roles at Monash in Marketing, Communications, Admissions and Student Recruitment.
Contact: julie.baxter@monash.edu or 03 9903 4810 / 0417 592 027

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: lauren.strathie@monash.edu 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: melissa.shinkfield@monash.edu 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: jacqueline.burchell@monash.edu or 03 9903 1404 / 0429 918 125

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: richenda.sabo@monash.edu or 03 9903 1613 / 0409 397 653

Ben Law
Student Recruitment Coordinator
Ben is our contact for students and careers teachers from NSW and NZ and also provides support for selected schools in Melbourne. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science and has worked in various roles across student recruitment, marketing and student engagement across Monash University.
Contact: ben.law@monash.edu or 03 9903 4075 / 0408 259 815

Amy Newman
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic) 
Amy's portfolio includes recruitment events, international onshore student support, Peninsula Campus and key schools liaison. She is a Monash graduate with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communications and has also undertaken postgraduate studies in international relations. Amy was previously in a marketing and recruitment role at Monash Business School before joining the domestic recruitment team.
Contact: amy.newman@monash.edu or 03 9903 4763 / 0437 814 527

Tessa Vandergriff
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic) 
Tessa provides support for regional and western metropolitan schools in Victoria. She will represents Monash at TIS events and school expos around Victoria. She plays a key role in supporting our High Achiever Programs (Monash Scholars and Extension.) Tessa holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has held previous recruitment roles within the tertiary education sector.
Contact: tessa.vandergriff@monash.edu or 03 9903 4755 / 0409 663 352

Sam Driscoll
Senior Student Recruitment Coordinator (Regional Engagement)
Sam provides support for regional and metropolitan  schools in Victoria as well as schools in Tasmania. He also represents Monash at TIS events and school expos around Victoria. Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and has worked in social inclusion and student recruitment in numerous universities in Victoria.
Contact: sam.driscoll@monash.edu or 03 9903 4737 / 0408 171 317

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: anthony.harvey@monash.edu or 03 9903 2743 / 0437 731 697