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.
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.
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.