Spotlight

Our success starts with our alumni whose achievements are a direct reflection on our standing as one of the best education and research institutions in the world. Many have gone on to prominence. They have made – and continue to make – their marks and achieve excellence in a variety of fields such as business, medicine, arts, and the government.

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2022 ANU Alumni Awards - Dr Mari Pangestu (BEc '79, MEc'81,HonLittD '13)

Dr Mari Pangestu (BEc '79, MEc '81, HonLittD '13) »

International Alumna of the Year Congratulations to Dr Mari Pangestu (BEc '79, MEc '81, HonLittD '13), our International Alumna of the Year for 2022.   Mari grew up in the ANU, when her father was one of the architects of the...
2022 ANU Alumni Awards - Kieran Pender (BA'16, LLB'18, GradDipLegPrac'19)

Kieran Pender (BA '16, LLB '18, GradDipLegPrac '19) »

Young Alumnus of the Year Congratulations to Kieran Pender (BA '16, LLB '18, GradDipLegPrac '19), our Young Alumnus of the Year for 2022.   When Kieran was a student, he conducted the largest global survey on bullying and sexual...
2022 ANU Alumni Awards - Prime Ragandang (Current student)

Prime Ragandang (PhD - Current Student) »

Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate) Congratulations to Prime Ragandang (PhD in International, Political and Strategic Studies - Current student), our Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate) for 2022.   Prime's...
2022 ANU Alumni Awards - Clare McBride-Kelly (Current student)

Clare McBride-Kelly (LLB (Hons), BAS - Current Student) »

Student Volunteer of the Year (Undergraduate) Congratulations to Clare McBride-Kelly (LLB (Hons), BAS - Current Student), our Student Volunteer of the Year (Undergraduate) for 2022.   Clare McBride-Kelly and her friends founded The...
2022 ANU Alumni Awards - Mikaela Jade (MAppCybernetics ‘21)

Mikaela Jade (MAppCybernetics '21) »

Indigenous Alumna of the Year Congratulations to Mikaela Jade (MAppCybernetics '21), our Indigenous Alumna of the Year for 2022.   Mikaela is a Cabrogal Woman and the founder and CEO of Indigital, Australia's first Indigenous Edu-tech...
2022 ANU Alumni Awards - Heidi Yates (BA '05, LLB '05, GradDipLegPrac '06)

Heidi Yates (BA '05, LLB '05, GradDipLegPrac '06) »

Alumna of the Year Congratulations to Heidi Yates (BA '05, LLB '05, GradDipLegPrac '06), our Alumna of the Year for 2022.    As the Victims of Crime Commissioner, Heidi has improved support and access to services for victims of crime,...
Tiffany Roweth, BA in Visual Arts (Photography), 2013

From amnesia to acclaimed artist and educator »

Resilience and independence are the cornerstones of Professional Photographer and Photography Teacher Tiffany Roweth's journey. Working at three different schools teaching arts, graphic design and in learning support, she landed her current role at...
Codie Murray, Bachelor of Arts, 2013

A family photographer making a difference anyway she can  »

Codie Murray is the Owner and Director of Codie Murray Photography, where she photographs newborn babies and families. Shortlisted for the 2020 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Codie has earned international acclaim for her work. Codie chose ANU...
Emma Shaw

A Winning Woman in Wine »

For Emma Shaw, studying a Master of Business was the launchpad for a career change. Emma was enjoying her work as an EL2 at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) when she began looking for a new challenge that could give her new...
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Lauren Hassall (BEng, BSc ‘13) »

Lauren Hassall is a Program Manager for Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), and Electronic Warfare (EW) technologies in the Joint Domain at KBR. What does that mean in layperson's terms? "Basically we manage the delivery of...
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Laura Dawson (BA ’14) »

Laura Dawson is one of those women who leaves a trail of glitter everywhere she goes. I was lucky enough to study drama with Laura at ANU and I remember being in awe of her ability to perform. From Wicked to Fame, Grease to Legally Blonde, it seems...
2021 ANU Alumna of the Year - Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge

Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge OAM, HOSM  »

Alumna of the Year Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge OAM, HOSM (MInltLaw '03, PhD '05) is our 2021 ANU Alumna of the Year for her significant contributions as an epidemiologist and expert in public health responses to humanitarian crises....
2021ANU International Alumna of the Year - Dr Veronica Fynn Bruey

Dr Veronica Fynn Bruey (PhD '19)  »

International Alumna of the Year Dr Veronica Fynn Bruey has been recognised as 2021 ANU International Alumna of the Year for her academic advocacy of law and policy reform regarding race, ethnicity, human rights, social justice and equality. A...
2021 ANU Young Alumnus of the Year - Afnan Hannan

Afnan Hannan (BEc, BEng '14) »

2021 Young Alumnus of the Year Afnan Hannan (BEc, BEng '14) is the 2021 ANU Young Alumnus of the Year for his entrepreneurship and commitment to providing affordable electricity to rural households across countries in Southeast Asia. Afnan is the...
2021 ANU Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate) - Himangi Ticku

Himangi Ticku (BA '18, JD - current student) »

Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate) Himangi Ticku has been recognised as the 2021 Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate) for her dedication to supporting detainees, and advocacy of issues faced by former detainees reintegrating into...
Dhani Gilbert

Dhani Gilbert (BSc & BEnv & Sust - current student) »

Student Volunteer of the Year (Undergraduate) Dhani Gilbert has been named as 2021 Student Volunteer of the Year (Undergraduate) for her environmental and social advocacy, and contributions to just and sustainable outcomes for Country, community,...
2021 ANU Indigenous Alumna of the Year - Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson (BA '89)  »

Indigenous Alumna of the Year Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson has been recognised as the 2021 ANU Indigenous Alumna of the Year for her contributions as an Australian academic, Indigenous feminist, author and activist for Indigenous...
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Jia Xie BSc and BCmm ‘14, MFinMgt ‘15, MFin ‘16 »

Jia Xie is a driven ANU alumna who has combined her professional skills with her passion for social justice. Through positions as a registered interpreter, business analyst working for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and aged care...
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Lisa LaMaitre BSc ‘96 »

Lisa LaMaitre is a multi-award-winning businesswoman, at the helm of Therapy Masters for over 23 years and the architect of a network founded on supporting people.  With Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience and an...
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Alison Osmand BA ’88, LLB ’91 »

Alison Osmand is a partner in the local Canberra law firm Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson, specialising in family law, as well as a member of the ANU Women's Alumni Network steering committee. Having grown up in the Newcastle area, Alison was drawn...

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