Having previously completed an AB Consular of Diplomatic Affairs at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Stephanie moved from the Philippines to Brisbane and is currently studying a Master of Social Work at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane.
Stephanie feels privileged to be representing her cohort on the Queensland International Student Advisory Panel and values the opportunity to create a better experience for the current and future international student community in Queensland.
One issue that Stephanie would like to see addressed is the stereotyping associated with international students seeking employment. She would like to see a more collaborative approach between local employers and international students, working together to break down cultural misconceptions.
Stephanie loves the work-life balance culture of Queensland and believes the infrastructure and natural resources enable an amazing lifestyle and environment. Her advice to international students is to get out there and experience as much of Queensland as possible.