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Tiana Caccetta

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Western Australia

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Tiana Caccetta

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Western Australia

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

My granddad would always say “do good and throw it in the sea.” In other words, we should do good for the sake of it, without expecting anything in return. Like my granddad, I was always drawn to working with people, giving them a voice, and enabling their potential. So, it comes as no surprise that I want to understand the human mind and behaviour to help others.

 

After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology, I took a gap year to solidify my career aspirations. During this time, I reflected on my love for research and how it can be integrated with clinical practice to advance our society. I also spent time reflecting on my experiences working within the autism community, which has highlighted to me that there is a huge amount of talent and potential that is not being tapped into. Motivated by my desire to unlock this potential, I am now undertaking a PhD focusing on the unique anxiety experiences of autistic adults.

 

In my free time, you can find me listening/playing music, dabbling in art, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, indulging in my coffee and indoor plant obsession, as well as spending time with my cat and two parrots.

Skills & Expertise

  • Psychology
  • Autism acceptance and advocacy
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Analytical and creative problem solving
  • Communication of complex ideas

 "The scholarship is empowering as it gives me a platform to have my voice and more importantly, the voice of the autism community heard by a bigger and broader spectrum of people."


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