The Community Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the daily management of all aspects apartment life, supporting both the students and residential staff in making sure apartments is safe, enjoyable and inclusive.
I grew up in Sydney Australia so am very familiar with the area as it's my home town. I’ve also been fortunate enough to explore outside of Sydney as well, up and down the coast and exploring different areas.
In summer I hit the beach quite frequently and go paddle-boarding, but winter is where its at – I am an avid snowboarder – I try to do a few trips in the season, I’m always happy to share some home made footage of my trips. I also love to cook – constantly whipping up a storm! My passion would be getting food at a restaurant and then trying to make the same meal at home – my most recent attempt is making laksa and pho when it was super cold during the cold months.
A highlight of living in Jacaranda Hall is definitely the variety of people – the community is so multicultural here and it's fascinating having a chat and meeting the students and hearing about their journeys. My favourite event at JH is Cultural Night – people are really into learning new languages and trying new foods!
How do you spend your free time?
I am a binge TV watcher but I also love filling my weekends and spare time doing heaps of fun things. My weekends typically revolve around seeing friends, hiking and exploring Sydney. I frequently go to Sydney Swans games at the SCG or weekend adventures. My goal this summer is to try and go camping a few times – just to take swag and pitch it and just enjoy nature for 24 hours.
What music do you like?
I love music – but anything that give good positive vibes I'm there for. You can frequent hear me pumping tunes around the place – but anything from the radio to Aussie hip hop and EDM is my jam.
What's your favourite place on-campus?
Library Lawn – because the food court is right next to it and then you can sit on the lawn – and eat and sun-bake.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm pretty self sufficient to be honest – I knit – I grow plants – I cook – I compost; I just sort of do everything! I think another thing would be people don’t realise that I’m half Vietnamese and completely fluent in the language which sometimes surprises people.
Some life advice you would share?
Life is short and we are young, make the most of your studies but don’t forget to enjoy the smaller moments – breathe the fresh air, explore your surroundings, to do things for yourself and make the most of all your experiences, cause one day you’re going to look back on it and be grateful for all the small things.