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 communities for a senator
  • Coordinated the first virtual Australian National University Asia Pacific Week, an international conference for 80 selected delegates representing 19 nationalities
  • Created multilingual communications as a Youth Ambassador for New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Services, reaching 15,000 view
  • Led the human resources team at Global Consulting Group at the University of New South Wales to enrich internal culture and spearhead new onboarding processes
  • Facilitated leadership development for student life ambassadors as a senior member of Arc Street Team to make student life more dynamic, enjoyable and enriching.

Outside of Nous

Jocelyn has been actively involved in the intersection between Asia and Australia with the intention of sharing nuanced perspectives to euro-centric discourses.

Prior to joining Nous she received four scholarships to study abroad in India, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. Jocelyn achieved fluency in Chinese and Japanese, a minor in Hindi, and published articles on culture and identity. She has also supported business and cultural links in the region 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.

In the future she hopes to promote the value of traditional knowledge for modern society, including applications of Chinese philosophy for mental health.

Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies from ANU, during which she was a Westpac and New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholar. She was also involved in many UNSW student societies after returning to Sydney during the pandemic.

In her spare time...

Jocelyn is a former Australian figure skating representative and loves yoga, longboarding and solo travel. She has lived in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra.