The opportunity to join the Accelerating Asia team and work on the ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator that is supporting startups reimagining our cities and developing solutions to smart city problems.
I started off ironing shirts in primary school at a per shirt rate and quickly found an efficient method so I could maximise my income per hour.
Since then, I’ve managed program development and South East Asian engagement for Screenwest, WA’s screen funding agency and built staff capacity under the Australian Government’s AVI program at Bali’s first creative hub.
Before that I advised CEDA, Australia’s leading economic and social policy organisation on media, communications and content creation and managed university international partnerships, contracts and processes.
Their vision that entrepreneurs are one of humanity’s greatest catalyst for positive change. I think that founders can have real impact in creating smart cities solutions. Also, I like that it’s an independent accelerator that works with partners across sectors and the ecosystem.
Connecting the dots between startups, ecosystems and governments to make future cities more liveable and to work with startups from across ASEAN and accelerate their growth.
I enjoy cooking, I find it very relaxing but I never follow recipes so don’t ask me to bake a cake.
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Just Kids by Patti Smith
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
I’m stuck in the 90s/2000s when it comes to bingeing - the West Wing is an old favourite. Right now, I’m also watching David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Photography - I was given a polaroid last year which I’m learning how to use.
Remembering random events/dates and birthdays.
Visit the Galapagos Islands
Learning how to Scuba dive when I was 15.
I’m superstitious, you won’t see me walking under a ladder or crossing the path of a black cat.
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