Jazmin is an emerging risk professional at Deloitte Australia and a Graduate of Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Security Studies. Her work focuses on resilience, business continuity management, third-party risk management, and operational risk management. Outside of work, she has a strong interest in Australia's security landscape and Indo-Pacific affairs.
Jazmin first joined YDS as a General Officer in 2021 and became the Vice President in 2023. She has extensive experience empowering young people, ranging from youth advocacy to mentoring young people. Jazmin is excited to help foster a strong community of young people at YDS and empower young people to engage in international affairs.
Vice President (Internal)
Abby is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts (Economics and International Relations) at the University of Queensland. She first joined YDS in 2020 before becoming the Southeast Asia Correspondent in 2023. Her interests include global security studies and international political economy. Abby has previously volunteered as a newsroom assistant at a community radio and participated in the Young Diplomat’s (Hague, Netherlands) 2024 Winter Seminar. She also attended the Lowy Institute’s 2023 Lecture. As internal VP, Abby will manage strategy and operations at the organisation to ensure all members enjoy their experience volunteering with YDS!
Vice President (External)
Ziyan is a student undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Social Science (Politics) at Macquarie University. He first joined YDS in 2020 as the Regional Correspondent for Australia and has extensive experience volunteering in youth organisations. Currently, Ziyan is a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Alumni Ambassador for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was previously an NCP Scholar. He has worked at a number of think tanks and research organisations across Australia and Asia covering policy and geopolitics, and has produced many publications. Ziyan has also been active on his campus, partaking in intervarsity debating and serving as President of the Macquarie University Politics Society and a Student Representative. In this role, Ziyan is excited to grow YDS’s reach and foster opportunities for young people interested in international affairs.
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George is a Monash University graduate with Bachelors of Arts and Business, majoring in International Relations and Banking & Finance. He has a range of experience in youth organisations, sitting for two years on the student council of the Monash Caulfield Student Union and serving as President of the Caulfield Arts Society, and currently works as a consultant at the Victorian Teacher’s Mutual Bank. George is passionate about the influence youth participation has in creating sustainable and responsible changes in policy decisions across the finance sector and in government. George is excited to strengthen YDS’ financial position, creating value for our members and supporting YDS to continue growing into the future.
Alex is a graduate of the Australian National University with a Bachelor Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and a Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy. Currently she is working in the Strategic Initiatives team at Standards Australia. Alex is passionate about youth involvement in international affairs, and has been a Facilitator at UN Youth for several years. Her main interests are Middle Eastern geopolitics and development diplomacy. Alex is keen to support the executive team in growing the YDS platform.
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Marketing and Communications Director
Victoria is in her final year of a Bachelor of Law and Arts, majoring in Human Rights at Monash University. As a New Colombo Plan Scholar, she interned with the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) in Singapore and acted as the Head Delegate for Australia at the ASEAN + Youth Summit 2023 in Indonesia. Accordingly, she is passionate about promoting public policies which uphold human rights. As Marketing & Communications Director, Victoria is excited to implement strategies that strengthen YDS’ community and engagement across Australia.
Editor-In-Chief of Publications
Patrick is a recent Master of International Relations graduate from the University of Melbourne, specialising in international security and international political economy. He also completed an undergraduate degree, with a double-major in Politics and Asian Studies. Patrick has a keen interest in international affairs and is looking forward to providing a constructive environment for young people to have their voices recognised.
Molly is a graduate of the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and
International Relations and French, with concurrent diplomas in Arabic and Music. Through her
extensive experience working and volunteering with young people, she developed a passion for the
power of youth and empowering young people to be critical and future-fit thinkers. Molly is looking
forward to creating forums for informative and thought-provoking discussion on pertinent issues in
International Affairs, and opportunities for like-minded young people to connect and kickstart their
careers. Molly’s academic interests lie in the sociopolitical forces of the MENA region and ethnic and
cultural minorities. She is passionate about the value of inter-cultural competencies in finding better
solutions to global problems.