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
Manager at KPMG (Management Consulting)
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 joined the management consulting world upon graduation and has not looked back since – today she is a Manager at KPMG, where she helps clients improve operations and execute their strategies.
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 the International Students Career Panel which was launched in 2017, now an annual event organised by the College. Today, she is the Chairperson of the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee, a platform that enables her continue to promote alumni and student engagement as well as create a strong network of Trinity connections.
Sat Naing Aung TCFS 2015, BEnv Melb 2019
Graduate Estimator, Dome Building Projects
Originally from Myanmar, Sat joined the committee in 2018 while he was studying at the University of Melbourne, during which he also helped the subject leader of Environment, Development and Design to organise field trips for Trinity students. He graduated with Bachelor of Environments in 2019 and is now working as a Graduate Estimator at Dome Building Projects. As a committee member, Sat is always keen to contribute to the Trinity alumni community.
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 four 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 is one of the newest members of TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee in 2020 and hoping to further contribute to the alumni community and Trinity as a whole.
Berlin Liew TCFS 2007, BA Melb 2012, DipML Melb 2012
User Experience Designer, Belong
Fascinated by languages, emerging technology and people, Berlin completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in linguistics and media) and a Diploma in Modern Languages (Spanish) at the University of Melbourne. After graduation, she took this mix of interests further and ventured into the world of digital advertising for six years, before she took on a new career in the growing field of user experience design.
Berlin is enthusiastic about making a difference through meaningful work and game-changing products, collaboration and the sharing of ideas, as well as translating insights from the UX design industry to be accessible at any level. In addition to the TCFS Alumni Advisory Committee, Berlin also sits on the Board Committee of MELD, a not-for-profit committed to facilitating a healthy international student community in Victoria.
Arvind Nagarajan TCFS 2013, BA Melb 2016
Marketing Automation Specialist, Impressive Digital
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 a Marketing Automations Specialist at Impressive Digital, Australia's fastest growing digital marketing agency.
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, 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.
Josh Nguyen TCFS 2016, BA Melb 2019
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 Psychology Honours, 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.
Naputt Thiravorachai TCFS 2019
First Year Biomedicine student, the University of Melbourne
Palm is from Thailand, of Chinese descent. After graduating from the February Main Program as a scholarship student in 2019, he went on to enrol in the Biomedicine Course at the University of Melbourne.
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)