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Seeing Possibilities. Taking Action.

Roanne Gonzales

PRESIDENT

Priya Rajesh

VICE PRESIDENT - PROJECTS

Enactus has given me the confidence to dream big while providing the skills and opportunities to turn them into reality.

With a head for business and heart for the world, our team is united by our mission to create sustainable change. Regardless of what team or degree you are in Enactus will reshape your perspective of the world and yourself, and I encourage everyone to join.

Over my two years within Enactus, I have been able to meet like-minded individuals who have inspired me with their perseverance, growth, and passion. As President, I am fortunate to lead such a talented and motivated team and I’m excited for the impact we will make together.

I joined Enactus Macquarie in my first semester of university drawn to the familiarity of volunteering and leadership. Only to learn that Enactus represents more than just a student society but a global organisation initiating social change.

I am grateful to be able to witness the direct impact on both individuals and the wider community. Enactus has made me value the process of listening, sharing and actively supporting a cause I am passionate about. When starting this entrepreneurial journey, I didn’t expect to learn and grow as professionally and socially as I have.

Enactus has reshaped my outlook on finding value in everyone and every idea, that I can’t picture an end to this eye-opening journey.

Michelle Sun

VICE PRESIDENT - INTERNALS

Growing up, I have always believed things such as access to education and safety were fundamental rights entitled to everyone. However, I have realised that many even across Australia did not have the same privilege.

Joining Enactus has not only provided me the opportunity to deliver social impact but has also given me an amazing network of friends and professionals who are united in our common vision. Enactus has also taught me many collaborative and leadership skills, as well as passion and ambition.

As Vice President of Internals, I am excited to work with a team of driven and like-minded individuals to initiate social change and bring a brighter future for us all.

Jayden Whaites

TREASURER

My time in Enactus Macquarie has given me the privilege of engaging with a wide range of people that share one single goal, creating beneficial social change in our communities.

Regardless of whether you are a member of a project or an internals team, Enactus provides a path of learning, opportunity and impact that will stay with you well beyond your time at university.

 

My time with Enactus Macquarie has allowed me to develop skills and passions which I never thought I would have. Whether it be presenting budgets or leader a team, Enactus has provided me with opportunity well beyond the scope of my university degree.

Piumi Arachchige

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Joining Enactus in 2018, I was exposed to the harsh realities of our society. It showed me that our responsibilities go beyond the little bubble we live in, and really, go beyond to helping our community and our people in need.

   

Marketing provided me the platform to collaborate with others to transform our society for better, working together to address important social issues. Since the beginning, I was inspired and dedicated to help our community in any way. It is with this passion that I developed my knowledge and skills, not just in marketing, but across all areas, allowing me to grow professionally and as a person. 

Enactus has provided me with opportunities and experiences in university that cemented my passions in pursuit of my career endeavours, all whilst giving back to the community in the process. 

Rhea Bhargava

EVENTS DIRECTOR

Joining Enactus has been one of the best decisions I have made during my years at University. From being a person that was terrified to speak in front a group of people to representing Enactus Macquarie at our National competition, its safe to say Enactus has pushed me to become a more confident person.

 

Enactus has shown me that resilience, perseverance and taking failure in your stride is the only way success is achieved. Now as we work towards our goals in the future, I hope our passion for social impact is more apparent as ever as we aim to amalgamate our mind for business and the want to to help our community.

Lauren Truong

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

Ever since high school I was so excited to go to university just so I could join Enactus, from listening to  my sisters experiences I knew that it was an organisation I wanted to be a part of.

 

From day one, Enactus has taught me so much about myself and about others, I have met an amazing bunch of people whom I can call life-long friends  and the feeling that I get from being part of this family is so rare to come by.

 

My goal is to makes sure that every single member feels the same way I do, I want them to enjoy and learn from their experience as much as I know I have.

Abhirami Viju

PROJECT LEADER - PEERLINK

I joined Enactus straight out of high school, with only a faint idea of what it was all about. The concept of making social change drew me in, but little did I know that I was in for so much more than that.

Enactus has been an incredibly rewarding experience, continually encouraging me to step outside my comfort zone. It's allowed me to grow professionally, emotionally and socially alongside other incredible members.

Over a year later, I continue to be inspired by the teamwork and effort Enactus MQ passionately puts in towards creating sustainable change in our communities. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.

Alicia Bitetto

PROJECT LEADER - PEERLINK

My first encounter with Peerlink was as a Mentor, helping those who needed it most. It was such a fulfilling experience that I wanted to just completely dive into this project, and here we are! I study Psychology at Macquarie and am extremely passionate for the subject and wanted to apply that passion in a meaningful way.

 

The Enactus Macquarie team have shown me nothing but support and encouragement, which can be really empowering. They really have embodied the core values as part of Enactus, and I am so excited to see the social impact we make as a team.

 

I have learnt so many new skills through unexpected opportunities, such as leadership, effective communication, business principles and entrepreneurship. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us, for we have already achieved amazing feats through big dreams!

Ranuli Athauda

PROJECT LEADER - 

WOMEN'S CREATIVE HUB

I joined Enactus 2 years ago, and it has been one of my most rewarding University experiences to date. I quickly realised, that Enactus was an organisation that valued social change.

 

As a project leader for WCH, I can see the impact made to the community. It has shaped my skills to grow professionally and personally, whilst meeting passionate like-minded individuals.

 

Enactus has shaped my outlook and has been an eye-opening journey so far. I am excited to see where this next year takes us!

Mayoorie Selvam

PROJECT LEADER - 

WOMEN'S CREATIVE HUB

I first joined Enactus as I had previous experience in volunteering and wanted to continue making a social impact. This also aligned with my field of study (Law/Commerce).

 

Since joining Enactus, I have been a HR Member and a Project Leader of the Women’s Creative Hub. Through both roles I have gained knowledge and invaluable leadership skills. I’ve also had the opportunities to network which has led to  meeting amazing people in both a social and professional environment.

Luke Gallen

PROJECT LEADER - NHUUBALA YUGAL EDUCATION CENTRE (NYEC)

I joined Enactus because I wanted to get stuck into the practical and effective development of social enterprise. Enactus Macquarie has been a gem in my undergraduate degree, providing an unprecedented way to utilise and develop real world abilities.

 

The society has allowed me to foster such important management and communication skills that I can take into my future career ambitions. It has also been a positive network of support and friendship. The mission laid out by the Nhuubala Yugal Education Centre team is bold and inspiring. I hope to help this vision and empower as many young rural Australians as possible!

Ilakkiya Elangovan

PROJECT LEADER - NHUUBALA YUGAL EDUCATION CENTRE (NYEC)

I joined Enactus because I saw the potential of working with others to build a sustainable project that solves social issues.

 

Enactus has enabled me to contribute to the development of a robust and immensely rewarding program, as well as demonstrate and develop critical thinking, project management and leadership skills. I have learnt the importance of effective communication and genuine connection in achieving meaningful social impact.

 

I am eager to work with a diverse team towards our unique vision for Nhuubala Yugal, and to enable others to actualise a passion for social change.

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