YWAG Members

An image of YWAG Member, Erin Gillen
An image of YWAG Member, Sienna Aguilar
An image of YWAG Member, Kate Robinson
An image of YWAG Member, Romy Listo
An image of YWAG Member, Jamila Fontana
An image of YWAG Member, Tessa Black
An image of YWAG Member, Chelsea Raymond

Erin Gillen

Originally from the NSW South Coast, Erin now lives in Melbourne where she works in a policy role on the prevention of violence against women with a particular focus on the role of young people. She has experience in a range of policy areas including social and multicultural policy. Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University. During her time at university she was a member of the women’s department and the 2014 ANU Women’s Officer. In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading historical fiction, patting stranger's dogs and going out for brunch.

Sienna Aguilar

Sienna Aguilar is a NSW member of the Young Women's Advisory Group of the Equality Rights Alliance. Based in Sydney, she works for White Ribbon Australia supporting Principals and school leaders to embed cultural change around gender equality, prevention of men's violence against women, and respectful relationships. Previously she worked at a local feminist women's organisation in Canberra supporting programs in social impact measurement. Sienna has a Master of Applied Social Research, having researched community sector professionals in sexuality and relationships education. Sienna is passionate about promoting social justice, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health rights. Follow Sienna on Twitter @Shenna_Aguilar.

Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson is a Victorian member of YWAG. Based in Melbourne, she works as a Lawyer at the Women’s Legal Service Victoria where she works in Family Violence and Family Law. Kate works with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence. Previously she worked with UN Women’s China Office was part of the team that coordinated China's first Domestic Violence Advocates Training program. This “training of trainers” program brought together lawyers, police, government, NGOs, academics, international experts, and survivors to workshop a multi-sector approach to prevention. Kate has also conducted research on creating a gender sensitive approach to domestic violence legislation in China.

Romy Listo

Romy is a born and bred Brisbane girl, where she is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Queensland researching the relationship between poverty, energy access and women's empowerment in South Africa. Romy has a background in international and community development studies, and has spent the last few years involved in a range of community projects and organisations both locally and overseas. In addition to her PhD, Romy works sexuality and relationships educator at True (formerly Family Planning Queensland), and is passionate about empowering young women to exercise control over their lives and their sexual and reproductive choices. Romy is a yoga-enthusiast and amateur artist, and is unashamed about her deep and ongoing coffee addiction

Jamila Fontana

Jamila is a communications professional in Tasmania. She has a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Sociology, with a focus on gender studies. She has been an advocate for sexual and reproductive health in Tasmania and is currently on the boards of Women's Health Tasmania and the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania). Outside of these activities she is a keen writer on all things feminism, politics and media.

Tessa Black

Tessa Black is a 20 years old vegan who loves to travel. Tessa is currently completing an undergraduate in Political Science and Law, with a goal to complete the Juris Doctor for postgraduate study. She grew up in Darwin, in the Northern Territory, and in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, in a tiny town called Kununurra. Tessa left for boarding school in Perth, the city she now calls home. She was raised by a single mum, and her mum's sacrifice and dedication has been a huge source of inspiration for her. Tessa hopes to make her mum proud by representing women and advocating for minority groups in both her personal life as an activist and her professional life as a lawyer.

Chelsea Raymond

Chelsea lives in Sydney where she is currently finishing her Community Services Certificate III and is studying a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW. Her background is in youth work, peer education and community development. She is passionate about social justice, feminism and class issues. In her spare time she enjoys reading memoirs, baking, scrabble and attempting to play the ukulele. Chelsea has been a member of the YWAG since its beginning in 2011.

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