Sophie O’Shannessy

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Sophie is a recent graduate from The University of Melbourne, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in anthropology and geography.

Alongside her studies, Sophie worked as a project officer for a hospital in Victoria’s high country. The role involved developing community awareness of chronic illness and mental health issues, as well as assessing and improving the hospital’s overall energy efficiency. Sophie has been praised for her attention to detail and initiative when working independently. 

Influential work

  • Planned stakeholder engagement workshops for the implementation of a community centre aimed at providing chronic illness screening and initiative for mental health awareness programs 
  • Designed and planned fire protection upgrades for a rural hospital 
  • Successfully petitioned a hospital board for the implementation of additional solar panels. 

Outside of Nous

Throughout her degree Sophie worked in the hospitality industry as a front-of-house staff member and events coordinator. She also spent time working in Chile as a swimming instructor and administration officer. 

In her spare time...

Sophie is an avid snowboarder whose perfect weekend is spent on the slopes. She spent her formative years in South America developing a passion for exploring new places and cultures. 


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