His experience working for a prominent non-government organisation in the refugee advocacy sector has combined with his university degree to allow him to apply policy analysis and advisory skills in a professional environment. He is a strong critical thinker who combines rigorous evidenced-based analysis with adept interpersonal skills to deliver optimal outcomes for clients and stakeholders.
Outside of Nous, Ethan has served as a policy intern at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House), working on important projects including analysing the newly released Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Report. This was done to identify strategic implications and opportunity areas for Foundation House to further assert itself as an industry leader, and to identify any potential negative outcomes of the reshaping of the mental health system for Foundation House’s CALD clients.
During his tenure at Foundation House, Ethan also worked with representatives from Victoria's migrant communities to develop strategies to make the Australian Government's vaccination rollout more culturally appropriate, helping increase vaccine uptake in these communities.
Ethan holds a Bachelor of Arts (political and international studies) and a Diploma of Languages (Spanish) from University of Melbourne.
Ethan has a passion for Spanish and Latin American language and culture and has spent significant time periods in Spain, Central America and South America.