Ms Alyssa Shaw

President, Postgraduate and Research Students' Association
BCom ANU

Alyssa is the President of the ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) for 2017. Prior to this, Alyssa was elected as the inaugural Women's Officer for PARSA in 2015, and served as Acting Vice President for PARSA in 2016. She was also elected as the Vice President (Equity) for the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) for 2016. In these roles Alyssa advocates for inclusive policy and outcomes for postgraduate students, and works to ensure postgraduate rights and welfare both locally and nationally. Alyssa completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the Australian National University, majoring in management and marketing. Currently she is studying an interdisciplinary Masters by coursework and research, focusing on feminist theory and gender. Alyssa has worked for the Australian Public Service and for the community sector with a focus on women's rights. She has also interned with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the World YWCA. Currently she serves as a board member for the Women's Centre for Health Matters and continues to volunteer for women's and community organisations. Alyssa was recognised for her work at PARSA at in the community as a finalist for the ACT Young Woman of the Year 2016.