Matilda (they/them) is 20 years old and currently studying Politics, Philosophy, Economics at the Australian National University. Matilda is passionate about intersectional feminism and disability rights. Previously, Matilda has volunteered with School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C), Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) and as a board member for SEE-Change. They are currently a member of the ACT Youth Advisory Council and admin officer at Equality Rights Alliance. When they aren’t working or studying you can find Matilda walking their dog or expanding their earring collection.
Bri (she/her) was born and raised in the tiny village of Bundanoon before making her way to Sydney. After completing a Masters degree in International Law at USYD, she now works as a workplace advisor for White Ribbon Australia while studying for her JD. Bri is passionate about equality in all its forms, and while most of her experience has been in the domestic violence and refugee space she is always looking to learn and improve. When she isn’t working, Bri is usually reading, turning her apartment into a jungle or using any excuse to get out into nature.
Jessie (she/her) is a recent graduate from a Bachelor of Global Studies at Monash University, where she specialised in Human Rights. Since graduating, she is now working at She’s A Crowd, a social enterprise that aims to address gender-based violence through crowdsourced data. Alongside her role, she also volunteers at Oaktree – working with their Cambodian NGO partner to support their programming. As she likes to keep busy (while working on taking care of herself!), she also has her toes dipped in a number of other projects. Jessie has always been passionate about creating social impact, particularly on the issue of racial equality and diversity – driven by her lived experience and passion, she is dedicated to bringing this to every space she finds herself in. When she’s taking a break from all of this, she enjoys the occasional Netflix binge or immersing herself in YouTube lifestyle vlogs. She also loves to put on a juicy podcast or her favourite music and cook a wholesome meal.
Linnea (she/her) has been a YWAG member since 2019. She is currently completing a Juris Doctor, working part-time as a Researcher with an Aboriginal Healing Service and volunteering with the ASRC Human Rights Law Program. She has previously worked for government oversight bodies, in the community legal centre sector and university sector. She enjoys working on projects that prevent and respond to individual and collective trauma. Linnea currently lives in Naarm, Melbourne, on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation.
Alexandra (she/her) is a Darwin born, emerging leader dedicated to advancing the rights of women and non-binary people. Studying a double degree in Laws and Commerce, whilst working for the Northern Territory Public Sector, Alexandra has been with the YWAG since 2021. Having previously been a member of the YWCA Australia’s first Young Women’s Council, Alexandra gets her motivation from like minded individuals, listening to their lived experiences and stories, getting riled up by injustice and minor inconveniences. Alexandra thrives in stakeholder and community engagement and is passionate about capacity building initiatives for women and young people, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Alexandra loves coffee and when she’s not trying to do it all (at once) and get “enough” sleep, she is looking for exciting new experiences and trying to keep her houseplants alive.