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Jocelyn Chan

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Jocelyn combines strong critical thinking skills with an empathetic approach to promote inclusive social change.

With an academic background in Asian studies and experience in policymaking and leadership roles for various youth initiatives, including a pro-bono consulting organisation; she is confident in challenging stakeholders’ perspectives at individual, societal and international scales. She has researched and advised on culture, identity, wellbeing, and leadership; advocated for marginalised communities; and worked for bilateral organisations as well as the federal and state government.

Influential work

  • Identified pre-existing inequalities and proposed policy recommendations regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in culturally-and-linguistically-diverse (CALD) communities for a senator
  • Coordinated the first virtual Australian National University (ANU) Asia Pacific Week, an international conference for 80 selected delegates representing 19 nationalities
  • Created multilingual communications as a Youth Ambassador for New South Wales (NSW) Multicultural Health Communication Services, reaching 15,000 views
  • Secured AUD$45 000 in funding to help the Australia-China Youth Association hold more than 160 events and created opportunities for 7000+ members in 20 chapters
  • Spearheaded new onboarding processes, such as Amazing Race and Buddy Program, for 30 consultants at the Global Consulting Group to enrich internal culture.

Outside of Nous

Jocelyn has worked with marginalised communities for the government and not-for-profit organisations. As an Australian Government Parliament intern, she researched the impacts of COVID-19 in CALD Communities to propose equity-oriented policy recommendations. She was also an ambassador for the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service and volunteered as a pro-bono consultant at Global Consulting Group helping women at-risk of homelessness and domestic abuse.

Jocelyn has been actively involved in the intersection between Asia and Australia with the intention of sharing nuanced perspectives to euro-centric discourses. As a former director of the ANU Asia Pacific Week, national partnerships manager of the Australia-China Youth Association and intern at the Australia-China Business Council, she has helped promote business and cultural links in the region. Jocelyn has also published some articles on culture and identity, and during her study of a Bachelor of Asian Studies at ANU, achieved fluency in Japanese and Chinese, a minor in Hindi and four study abroad scholarships.

In her spare time...

Jocelyn is a former Australian Figure Skating representative and loves yoga, longboarding and solo travel. She has studied abroad in India, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore and lived in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra.

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