Well hey there. Just in case you were wondering who is really behind this little operation, let us introduce…the 2017 QYP Executive:

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Charlotte Mann – Youth Parliament Coordinator

Charlotte is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at QUT, and is a Careers Officer for the QUT Law Society. “I love QYP because it has given me an opportunity to be heard, immeasurable personal development and public speaking abilities, my closest friends, and my dream job – all because of a 10 minute online application 2 years ago.”
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Daniel Stoker – Operations Coordinator

Daniel is studying mechanical engineering at QUT. “My passion for QYP comes from learning about the many different compelling stories people have to tell – and I’m excited for the many more to come this year!”
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Catherine Cassells – Youth Governor and Community and Social Services mentor

Catherine is currently in her 4th year of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Queensland.  “I’ve been in involved in QYP for 4 years now and continually love seeing passionate young people giving back to their communities, and voicing issues affecting our state.”
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Jack Hill – Media Officer

Jack is in his first year of a Bachelor of Science at UQ. “Parliament is the QYP highlight for me. The jocular banter and in-jokes mixed amongst serious issues-based debate is such a unique and enjoyable forum.”
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Alexandria Brown – Administration Officer

Alexandria is a 2nd year Science and Law student at QUT. “My favourite part about being a QYP participant was seeing how the program opened up so many opportunities for both myself and my fellow Youth Members.”
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Ainslie Fraser – Welfare Officer

Ainslie is studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at UQ. “I’m most excited about the conversations I’ll get to have with a new group of inspiring young people.”
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Isabelle Silberling – Parliamentary Officer

Izzy is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce at Bond University. “This year, I’m most looking forward to Residential Sitting Week, as my favourite part of QYP is debating on the Youth Bills.”
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Crispin Galvin Scott – Parliamentary Officer

Crispin is a final year Arts/Law (Honours) student at the University of Queensland. “I’m excited to once again mentor young people on how to create change through the parliamentary process.”
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Courtney David – Community Engagement Officer

Courtney is studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at QUT. She’s in her final year. “My favourite thing about QYP last year was being on Oppo and absolutely slaying the Government. And meeting such amazing people.”
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Drew Cutler – Recreation Officer

Drew works for a State Member of Parliament. He also studies law externally at USQ. “Since starting the program in 2011, I’ve been able to see so many young people grow and develop in almost every facet. That’s what keeps bringing me back to the program, and I’m excited to see it all happen again in 2017.”
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Sheridan Galvin Scott – Education, Training and Skills mentor

Sheridan is in her fourth and final year of studying a dual degree of Arts and Education (majoring in English and Drama), at the University of Queensland. “This is my fifth year involved in the program and I can say without a doubt that it’s the people that make this experience what it is, so I can’t wait to see the incredible group of youth we’ll meet in 2017.”
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Jordana Colvin – Transport and Road Safety mentor

Jordana is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Asian Studies at Griffith University. “My favourite thing about QYP as a participant were the wonderful friendships I made with other Youth Members, that still last to this very day!”
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Chelsea Clarkson – Justice and Legal Affairs mentor

Chelsea is undertaking her final year of a Bachelor of Justice at QUT, and starting a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science at UQ. “My QYP highlight was seeing part of our committee’s bill enacted into real legislation!”
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Jacob Cookson – Health and Disability Services mentor

Jacob is in his 2nd year studying Biomedical Science/Law at Bond University.  “In my time as a participant in QYP, I’ve loved being able to discuss real issues with other passionate youth, from all across the state, in a supportive environment.”
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Mathai Joshi – Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs mentor

Hailing from Townsville, Mathai is soon to finish his law degree at James Cook University, and is working in a law firm already. “This is my third year in the program, and it has been the best three years of my life! I’ve met some incredible people, been a part of some life changing speeches and debates, and have had the opportunity to smash out solutions to problems the youth face today. This program is life changing, and goes from strength to strength each year.”
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Callan Daley – Primary Industries and Environment mentor

Callan is currently studying Engineering and Biotechnology at UQ, and is in his 1st year. “I’m stoked to meet my Primary Industries and Environment team, and produce another unbeatable bill.”

Logan Muller – Innovation, Science and e-Government mentor

 

This blog was originally founded as You Will Find, by the 2016 YMCA QYP Executive. The work of the 2016 Media Officer in this blog’s inception and successful launch year is one that continuing Executive teams are extremely grateful for.