CAROLINE COTTON (TC 1993) Caroline taught secondary science for a decade before going on to found Biobrain, an app that helps secondary school and first-year university students learn and understand biology. The concept came about after she realised students and teachers were lacking a modern and low-cost tool that would allow them to learn, revise and improve their knowledge. Caroline chose to develop an app with intuitive navigation to leverage the vast amount of time students spend on their mobile devices, and also wanted to give financially disadvantaged students easy access to high-quality content. With students across Australia and around the world now using Biobrain, she is keen to develop other Biobrain applications that would focus on chemistry, physics and psychology. Having studied both science and education, Caroline also established Cotton Educational Consulting to deliver professional development to teachers and help students prepare for examinations. Outside of work, Caroline helps manage her family’s citrus orchard in north- east Victoria, photographs lighthouses around the world to produce lighthouse calendars, and keeps fit on her bike or in the ocean with her husband. HAMISH CAMERON (TC 2005) Hamish is representing Australia, helping manage the nation’s important business relationships with China. A founding member of Trinity’s International Student Committee, he entered the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) graduate program in 2012. Since then, he has worked on complex international policy within DFAT, addressing Australia’s economic relationship with Indonesia, North Korea’s nuclear tests, and human rights issues in China. Fluent in Mandarin, Hamish is currently an Australian diplomat based in Beijing, where he leads bilateral engagement on energy, environment, climate change and regional infrastructure issues. He describes his work as a combination of three professions; as a courier – he meets regularly with Chinese officials to deliver messages, advocate Australia’s interests and manage bilateral issues; as a journalist – he reports on developments in China, maintaining a network of senior contacts in government, business, NGOs, think tanks and academia; and, as a travel agent – he arranges senior bilateral visits, ensuring the right people are in the room to facilitate meaningful exchanges and make important decisions. Hamish credits the rich international community at Trinity College as having provided a strong foundation for his success in diplomatic circles. ASHLEY WALLACE (TC 2010) For someone who admits to having attended few university classes during their undergraduate degree, Ashley has since made up for her absenteeism. Following her Bachelor of Arts, Ash completed an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media at RMIT, before moving to Sydney to work in television production. While working on The Biggest Loser she faced an ethical dilemma when a contestant tried to bribe her with $1000 to have her take him to McDonalds. She refused. Ash then pursued journalism by studying a Master of Media Practice at the University of Sydney. She graduated with high distinction and was awarded the Anne Dunn Memorial Prize for outstanding performance in media production. During this time, she also completed papers in social media marketing and business of the entertainment industry at the University of California, Los Angeles. While in LA, Ash made friends with Chance the Rapper’s publicist after he was her Uber driver, although it’s possible he was lying about his day job. Ash now works as a digital news producer for Sky News, writing copy and creating video content for Her hard-hitting package on Sacha Baron Cohen being sued became the website’s most viewed video of all time. Ash is thrilled because her boss is giving her champagne as a reward. TRINITY TODAY 37 ALUMNI PROFILES