Our team

Our team

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T: +61 2 9850 1109
E: stuart.upton@mq.edu.au

Stuart has worked in the programs and pathways space for many years, while contributing to Faculty and University equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is bringing that experience to lead the team in developing programs for low SES students so they aspire to come to university, transition in and succeed in their studies.

Carolina Morison

T: +61 2 9850 7398
E: carolina.morison@mq.edu.au

Carolina joined Macquarie University in 2016 following two decades of professional experience in investment banking (financial and commodity markets), where she worked many years as an economist. Carolina holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and a Masters in International Relations from Macquarie University, in which she received the Vice Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence. Carolina joined the Widening Participation Unit in early 2017, bringing with her vast research and analytical experience. Carolina has several published articles and is passionate about issues relating to social and political inclusion, world food security and public diplomacy.

Saya Hussain

T: +61 2 9850 7394
E: saya.hussain@mq.edu.au 

Saya joined the Widening Participation team in July 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Politics and International Relations from Macquarie University. Saya is very passionate about helping young people from refugee backgrounds work towards overcoming the educational barriers they face, and has worked with various local and international organisations focusing on youth development. Her current role as LEAP’s Project Officer perfectly complements her belief in the transformative power of education.

John Tran

T: +61 2 9850 7322
E: john.n.tran@mq.edu.au

After more than 10 years in the financial services industry, John decided to take a different career path by studying statistics and computers full time at Macquarie University in 2015. During the course of his studies, John became involved in volunteering for the WP LEAP Mentoring program and found a new passion for meeting the challenges of equity in education.  At the beginning of 2018, John joined the Widening Participation team to bring his hard earned knowledge of statistics and computer analytics to work with his new found passion, in which he hopes would assist the WP team in delivering more and better targeted programs that make a difference to so many young people at disadvantage.

Melissa Wong

T: +61 2 9850 1933
E: melissa.wong@mq.edu.au

Melissa joined the Widening Participation team in 2017 having previously been the administrator for the Children and Families Research Centre within Macquarie University’s Department of Educational Studies. Prior to working in office administration, she worked in the hotel sector for many years in corporate sales and marketing. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management from RMIT University; and a Masters Degree in Teaching with Distinction from Western Sydney University. With her varied experiences in account and business management, office administration, sales and marketing, customer service and early childhood education, she is excited and enthusiastic to be able to contribute to the higher education scene through her role with the Widening Participation team.

Joy Hou

T: +61 2 9850 7390
E: joy.hou@mq.edu.au

Joy joined the Widening Participation team in April 2015, after working at the Office of Financial Services, Macquarie University as a Purchasing Officer for 7 years. She holds a Masters Degree in International Communication from Macquarie University; and a Diploma of Accounting with Distinction from Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE. Joy has brought with her tremendous experiences in finance field from both public and private sectors from her past work and studies. She is more than happy to contribute to the development, implementation and improvement of processes and procedures relating to financial administration in Widening Participation.

Content owner: Widening Participation Unit Last updated: 07 Nov 2019 1:43pm

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