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Jayne Fendyk

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Jayne Fendyk

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

I am someone with great passion in education, politics, learning and languages, and have spent the better part of university days reading, writing, and translating Indonesian.

 

I am completing my Masters of Asian and Pacific Studies at ANU to deepen my knowledge of the Indo-Pacific, particularly in areas such as gender, language, and education, to help strengthen Australia’s relationship with our closest neighbour.

 

These areas have transformative potential, which I have seen through my policy work at the Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment and volunteer work coordinating Dream Seeds, a program promoting aspiration, resilience, and connection among rural primary school students.

 

When I’m not doing these things, you can find me running, listening to podcasts, or getting a little overenthusiastic playing board games.

Skills & Expertise

  • Education policy
  • Communicating with influence
  • Indonesian languages
  • Problem solving
  • Diplomacy and stakeholder management

"Becoming a Westpac Scholar is my greatest achievement to date, and an important reminder to put yourself forward and apply (even it feels uncomfortable!)"


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