The Women’s Officer is the official representative of the Department and is available to provide support, referrals and advocacy within the ANU and wider community. Priyanka Tomar is the Women’s Officer in 2019. She will represent your interests at ANU and ANUSA meetings, provide support and referrals to professional services you may need, and facilitate events and campaigns throughout the year.
Priyanka Tomar (she/her/hers)
Hey everyone! I’m Priyanka (she/her pronouns). I’m going into my 3rd year as a Law and International Relations student (I know, the most unexciting ANU degree). Before coming to ANU I had lived in Melbourne all my life, but I identify strongly with my North Indian heritage. I’m a huge food enthusiast (though I struggle to cook myself) and love searching for obscure feminist memes in my spare time.
I can’t wait to advocate and work towards making ANU a better environment for all members of the department. If you have any ideas for campaigns, questions about the department, or just want to chat feel free to contact me anytime by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Women’s Officers
The Deputy Women’s Officers provide support to the Women’s Officer and advocate for the members of the Department. Siang Jin law and Nupur Apte are the Deputies in 2019. They will take leadership and responsibility of the development and running of the Collective (the active members of the Department). You can contact them at email@example.com.
Siang Jin Law (she/her/hers)
Hi everyone! I’m Jin (she/her pronouns) and I’m currently about to start my third year of a Law/PPE degree. I’m an international student from Brunei but have unashamed love for Canberra and its many charms. I spend way too much time on Netflix and I also love cross-stitching subversive feminist slogans and memes.
Nupur Apte (she/her/hers)
Hi everyone! My name is Nupur, I use she/her pronouns and I am also the Deputy Women’s Officer this year! I am currently in the last year of my political science degree and I am from Sydney (lol). I love spending time creating badass female playlists on Spotify and have been part of a girls takeover of parliament initiative.
The WD Committee consists of the three Officers and the Secretary, Treasurer, Social Media Officer and Website/Design Editor.
Secretary – Isabella Keith
Hello hello! I’m Issy and I am your Secretary for this year! I’m in my third year of PPE and I am super keen to be your go-to gal for agendas, minutes, newsletters, and more fun governance-related ventures. I’m so excited to be part of this wonderful committee and to continue all the amazing work Pri, Jin, and Nupur have been doing so far. When I’m not writing minutes, you’ll probably find me a) power-napping, b) finding new ways to procrastinate writing an essay, c) drinking too much coffee, or d) all of the above.
Treasurer – Queenie Ung
Queenie (indeed, that’s my real name). Just a classic PPE gal who spends too much time overthinking essays, but loves procrastinating with a cup of tea and Brooklyn Nine Nine. Super excited to be the Women’s Department Treasurer this year and can’t wait to meet all of you at events or meetings ❤
Social Media Officer – Miriam Wicks-Wilson
My name is Miriam and I’m your Social Media Officer for this year. I’m in my third year of aBachelor of Arts majoring in French. When I’m not studying, you can find me hanging out with my dog Percy, or watching Netflix. My other passions include feminism, fashion, makeup and beauty, and music.
Web and Design Editor – Sydney Farey
I have had a passion for visual arts and design since I was little, and I am currently studying Visual Arts and Art History & Curatorship to make sure I can spend the rest of her life creating, appreciating, learning, and spreading everything arts related! I am really excited to be a part of the Women’s Department to use my love for art towards an incredibly important cause, and work with so many inspiring women.
Online Space Moderators
We’re all super keen for the year ahead and look forward to facilitating a healthy, safe and supportive online space. We’d also appreciate it if you could put any feedback or recommendations in this feedback form.
Hi I’m Clare (she/her). I decided to moderate the online space because I think it’s super important to have a space where women, women-aligned, and non binary people can express their ideas, opinions, and issues in a judgment-free and inclusive space. Hopefully I can facilitate this as best as possible as a moderator! Particular interests are getting into debates about queer representation in the media and stopping to pat dogs on the street.
Hi friends, my name is Miriam (she/ her). I’m a passionate feminist and second year Arts student, majoring in French. My free time is spent listening to podcasts, curating my doggo’s Instagram, and playing games.
Hi, I’m Lew-Ching (she/her) and I’m a first year student doing a Economics/International Relations double degree. I grew up in Singapore and currently live in Lena Karmel lodge. In my free time I enjoy watching Netflix and hanging out with friends. As the online moderator I hope to create a safe and respectable space for the community to seek support online.