The Women’s Officers are the official representatives of the Department and are available to provide support, referrals and advocacy within the ANU and wider community. Nupur Apte and Siang Jin Law are the Women’s Officers in 2019. They 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.
Nupur Apte (she/her/hers)
Hey there friends!
my name is Nupur and I use She/Her pronouns, I am currently studying a bachelor of political science and am originally from Sydney.
I am passionate about my Indian background and about yelling at white men. I am proud to advocate for our collective and if there is anything you want Jin and I to do or if you just want to chat, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
Siang Jin Law (she/her/hers)
Hi everyone! I’m Jin (she/her pronouns) and I’m currently in 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.If you have any ideas for campaigns, questions about the department, or just want to chat feel free to contact Nupur and I anytime by emailing us 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. Isabella Keith and Miriam Wicks-Wilson 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.
Isabella Keith (she/her/hers)
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.
Miriam Wicks-Wilson (she/her/hers)
My name is Miriam (she/ her) and I’m one of your Deputy Women’s Officers for the rest of the year. Before taking on the position of Deputy Women’s Officer, I was the Social Media Officer for the Department. I’m from Canberra and am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French Culture and Language. When I’m not doing Women’s Department stuff, you’ll find me listening to true crime podcasts, playing video games, or hanging out with my dog Percy. If you see me around, come up and have a chat, I can’t wait to meet you all!
The WD Committee consists of the three Officers and the Secretary, Treasurer, Social Media Officer and Website/Design Editor.
Secretary – Jess Knapman
Hello! I’m Jess, Secretary of the Women’s Department. I’m a first-year Law student with a love of art galleries, museums, festivals and travel. I’m passionate about gender equality and the fostering of a safe & supportive environment for all women and non-binary people. I can’t wait to support, represent and advocate for all women and non-binary people at the ANU and further afield. Feel free to get in contact with me for all things agendas, meeting minutes, newsletters and more governance-related ventures, or for a coffee and a chat!
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 – Avan Daruwalla
Hi hi! I’m Avan (pronounced like lava), I use she/her pronouns and I’m super thrilled to be the new Social Media Officer for the Women’s Dept! I’m in my first year of PPE and Development Studies and I’m a textbook mum friend with a passion for welfare, organisation, supportive female friendships and exclamation marks!!! You can usually find me with a spotify playlist on, hands full of a cup of tea, arms full of hugs, a laptop filled with curated google docs and a stomach full of cheese and joy.
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.