Wesa Chau has 10 years of experience in advocating on a range of issues including multicultural affairs, international students, young people and people with disability, and was the founder of the Australian Federation of International Students.
She is a young leader with passion and ideas for innovation, and has a strong interest in developing a new generation of leaders through programs, presentations and mentorship to other young people.
Her current role is with Culture Card Victoria developing an ambassador program for students. Some of her previous roles include, Direct Services Manager at ADEC (Advocacy, Disability, Ethnicity, Community), Multicultural Network Coordinator and Management Consultant in the healthcare sector.
Wesa sits on a number of Boards including, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria; InTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence; and ThinkBefore – promoting Student Safety via social media. She was also a member of the Ministerial Overseas Students Experience Taskforce.
In 2010 she was awarded Young Victorian of the Year (Victoria Day Council) and was a finalist for the 2010 Premier’s Community Volunteering Leadership Award. She was also a recipient of the 2005 Melbourne Awards (Youth).
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Commerce from the University of Melbourne; Graduate Diploma of Law from Monash University and Graduate Certificate of Business (Quality Management) from Swinburne University. She was awarded a scholarship on the Global Leadership Study Program in Boston 2011.