Committee members play an important role in representing our alumni communities.
Trinity College Foundation Studies Alumni Advisory Committee
The Trinity College Foundation Studies Alumni Advisory Committee was formed in February 2016 as an initiative of the Careers and Alumni Office. Members of the Committee play an important role in representing our alumni communities and work with the College on a voluntary basis.
The committee provides advice and recommendations to the College, to help design and to deliver exciting educational and career opportunities, and to enhance and strengthen our alumni community. The committee forms an integral part of inspiring students of exceptional promise to imagine and achieve a better world.
With more than 20,000 Foundation Studies alumni, the committee is an important means by which to gather the diverse views, needs and interests of our fast-growing alumni community.
The current members of the committee are:
TCFS 2013, BA Melb 2016
CRM Manager, L'Oréal
Arvind was born and raised in Singapore. After graduating from the July Fast Track Program in 2013, he went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) at the University of Melbourne. Arvind joined the world of Marketing upon graduating and today he is the CRM Manager of L'Oréal's LUXE Division in Australia.
Arvind believes in creating a home for TCFS students here in Melbourne, beyond just being a part of the college. He spoke at the International Students Career Panel in 2018 before hosting the panel in 2019, organised by Trinity College. Today, he is one of the longest serving members of the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee since its establishment in 2015, and uses this platform to improve alumni events and relations to increase engagement and the growth of the TCFS community.
TCFS 2001, BBiomedSc Melb 2004, BSc(Hons) Melb 2005, MProfAcc RMIT 2010, MCom RMIT 2010
Systems and Reporting Accountant - APAC, L.E.K. Consulting
Enoch completed the February Main Program in 2001 and went on to study Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of Melbourne. After a brief stint working in Taiwan, Enoch returned to Australia for a career change to accounting and finance, working in the FMCG, technology, insurance, and consulting industries. Today, he is the System and Reporting Accountant - Asia Pacific at L.E.K. Consulting, where he implements new ERP systems across their Asia Pacific offices, optimising the way they run their finance team and processes. Enoch served as the inaugural chairperson of the Committee between 2017 and 2018.
TCFS 2021, first-year Science student, the University of Melbourne
Khaleel Lalji, who comes from Kenya, joined Trinity in 2021. Khaleel believes that studying at Trinity was one of the best experiences he has had and is shaping who he is today. As a member of TFAN, he hopes to help more students explore what Trinity has to offer, to give back to the College. In 2022, Khaleel will be studying Science, with a focus on the biological and agricultural development realm. In his free time, Khaleel thoroughly enjoys cooking, hiking, and exploring new places.
TCFS 2013, BEnv Melb 2016
Senior Quantity Surveyor, Slattery
Felicia, originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, first started her education journey in Australia through Trinity College Foundation Studies in 2013. She then moved on to the University of Melbourne and is now working as a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Slattery. Despite having to deal with costs and construction sites in her daily job, Felicia also enjoys nurturing interpersonal relationships - both inside and outside of her professional life. Outside of work, Felicia is passionately involved in mentoring students, speaking in events, and being involved in various networking opportunities. Felicia joined the Committee in 2020 and hopes to further contribute to the alumni community and Trinity as a whole.
TCFS 2020, second-year Design student, the University of Melbourne
Cassie was born and raised in Beijing, China. She joined TCFS in 2020 and is currently studying Performance and Events Design at the University of Melbourne.
To make the most of her experience as an international student, Cassie volunteers for various non-profit organisations. In May 2021, she took on a role as an assistant director in the creation of the first Chinese immersive theatre in Melbourne. Cassie is currently employed as an intern looking after the social marketing for four IGA supermarkets across Victoria, and as a content manager for an e-commerce company based in London.
In 2022, Cassie was selected as a peer mentor for new Bachelor of Design students. Cassie is one of the newest members of TFAN, and is looking forward to contributing to the Trinity community and helping enrich our alumni’s experience.
TCFS 2011, BSc Melb 2014 MEng Melb 2016
Project Coordinator, Westkon Precast Pty Ltd
Originally from Sarawak in Malaysia, Chris came to Trinity in February 2011 and went on to study a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Systems) and a Master of Structural Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Before joining the construction industry, Chris had worked across various departments within the College since his second year of university; as a student host and an assistant in student services, and as an assistant in student welfare, academic operations and the after-hours supervision departments. Chris is currently working as a project coordinator for a company that manufactures, supplies, installs and builds precast concrete. Chris joined the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee in 2021 and is hoping to contribute to the alumni community by sharing his experience and advice with his fellow alumni.
TCFS 2016, BA Melb 2019, BSc (Hons) La Trobe 2020
Master of Clinical Psychology student, La Trobe University
Academic Tutor, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne
Josh is a Vietnamese student who arrived in Melbourne for his Foundation Studies at Trinity College in 2016. He completed his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2019. He is currently finishing his Master of Clinical Psychology, focusing on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout his studies, he has partaken various roles at Trinity College – senior buddy, student mentor and academic tutor.
Josh is particularly interested in social justice to support marginalised groups in society. He is a regular volunteer at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Switchboard Victoria. He joined the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee in 2020 to give back to Trinity College by providing his insights and thoughts to the alumni committee.
TCFS 2019, second year Arts (Psychology) student, the University of Melbourne
Originally from a small town in Cambodia, Hoarng grew up in the city then came to Trinity as a Foundation Studies student in 2019, and later joined the College as a resident in 2020.
Hoarng enjoys volunteering, especially in the areas of social services. She started volunteering in Cambodia and has continued to do so in Australia. While she was studying in TCFS, she helped the Multicultural Club to organise events. She is currently volunteering at VicWISE assisting with its project, and at Salvation Army Project 614, The Couch, where she helps international students integrate into the community. Hoarng joined TFAN in 2021 and is looking forward to working with the committee and contributing to the alumni community.
TCFS 2019, First year Engineering student, King Mongkut Institute of Technology
Palm is from Thailand and is of Chinese descent. After graduating from Trinity's February Main program as a scholarship student in 2019, he went on to enrol in a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. He is currently on a leave of absence from Melbourne University due to COVID-19. He is now currently enrolled in KMITL in Thailand.
Palm enjoys gaming, especially at a competitive level, and during his studies at Trinity College, he was the captain and manager of an amateur Overwatch esports team in the Oceania region. Palm also has an interest in finance, as well as writing stories and articles.
Trinity College Foundation Studies Alum of the Year
The Trinity College Foundation Studies Alum of the Year recognises outstanding achievements by an alumnus or alumna.
The recipient of the award must be alumnus or alumna of the Trinity College Foundation Studies program who has made an outstanding contribution to the College or achieved outstanding success in service to the wider community during the preceding calendar year. The award will be open to any global alumni.
The Foundation Studies Alum of the Year 2022 will be awarded for achievements from 1 January to 31 December 2021. Nominations for the award is now open.
Current staff and members of the Trinity Board, Council or TFAN Committee will not be eligible for the award.
Winner of the 2022 award will be announced in October 2022.
2019: Red Hong Yi (TCFS 2004)
2020: Dr Michelle Lim (TCFS 1997)
2021: Belle To (TCFS 2013)