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 26,000 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:
Cintia Chen TCFS 2009, TC 2010, BCom Melb 2012
Strategy Manager, Woolworths Group
Cintia is from Brazil, of Chinese descent. After graduating from the July Fast Track Program in 2009, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at the University of Melbourne. She is also an alumna of the Residential College and a recipient of the Trinity International Scholarship. Cintia has over 8 years of experience in Management Consulting, including more than 3 years at KPMG Australia. Today, she is a Strategy Manager at Woolworths Group, where she helps the organisation reduce operational costs and achieve efficiency.
Cintia is passionate about helping others grow and learn, particularly students with their own career aspirations and dreams – a community she was once part of. She is the creator of "What career do I pick?" podcast, where she speaks with successful professionals to unpack different professions and explore the behind the scenes of the working world - the ultimate goal is to give young listeners a platform to learn about the different types of jobs that exist out there and help them decide which career they may want to pursue after graduation. Today, she is the Chairperson of the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee, a platform that enables her to continue to promote alumni and student engagement as well as create a strong network of Trinity connections.
TCFS 1996, BCom Melb 1999, GradDip IS Melb 2000
Careers and Alumni Coordinator, Trinity College
Viv is from Hong Kong. After graduating from the February Main Program in 1996, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. She has been working at Trinity College since 2002.
Many alumni would have met Viv back in their home countries. She was one of the Marketing and Admissions Managers between 2005 and 2015—a role which saw her offer course advice to students in many different countries and reassure thousands of parents that their children would be just fine! Viv joined the Careers and Alumni Office in November 2015. She has enjoyed running a variety of careers and alumni events over the past five years, learning many fascinating alumni stories and helping Trinity alumni to connect with one another.
TCFS 2011, TC 2013, BEnv Melb 2012, MEng Melb 2015, MSc 2017 Oxon
Business Analyst, ClimateWorks Australia
Senhao is from Zhejiang, China. He has a very close relationship with Trinity College where he was a Foundation Studies student, a resident, tutor and many other roles over the past few years. He holds a Bachelor of Environments and a Master of Engineering from Melbourne University and a Master of Science from the University of Oxford.
Senhao is now a Business Analyst at ClimateWorks Australia, an organisation that aims to help governments, corporates and organisations to decarbonise. He joined the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee in 2019 and wants to give back to College by sharing his insights and thoughts with the committee.
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.
Felicia Lase 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 2011, BSc Melb 2014 MEng Melb 2016
Project Coordinator, Westkon Precast Pty Ltd
Restaurant co-owner, Shokuya Melbourne
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. He is also a co-owner of a Japanese restaurant in Tarneit, Victoria. Chris is one of the newest members of 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 2013, BA Melb 2016
Email Marketing Specialist, frank body
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 Email Marketing Specialist at frank body, one of the biggest Australian-based skincare companies.
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 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 joins 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, 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 to assist with their marketing, and also at one of the Sacred Heart Mission’s retail shops in Melbourne. Hoarng joined TFAN in 2021 and is looking forward to working with the committee and contributing to the alumni community.
Naputt Thiravorachai TCFS 2019
First Year Biomedicine student, University of Melbourne
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.
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 2021 will be awarded for achievements from 1 January to 31 December 2020. Nominations for the award is now open and will close on Monday 31 May 2021.
Current staff and members of the Trinity Board, Council or TFAN Committee will not be eligible for the award.
Winner of the 2021 award will be contacted by Wednesday 30 June and an award ceremony will be held in October 2021.
2019: Red Hong Yi (TCFS 2004)
2020: Dr Michelle Lim (TCFS 1997)