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President

Cameron Mackie 

Cameron is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), having previously studied a Bachelor of Arts (History and Archaeology) at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland. Cameron has worked at the QUT Guild as an elected student representative since 2019. Student Representation is a passion near and dear to her heart, and she is greatly looking forward to bringing this passion to QUT Women in Law as the incoming President. 

 

After graduation, Cameron intends to travel as much as humanely possible, and then enter a career that focusses on not-for-profit and humanitarian work. She is incredibly excited to work with the 2021 Executive team, most specifically, with incoming Vice-President, Kasumi Scott, who she has worked closely with since they both started with QUT Women in Law in 2019.

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Vice - President

Kasumi Scott

 

Kasumi is in her final year of study, completing a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Creative Industries, majoring in journalism. Kasumi is currently a paralegal at a first tier law firm and plans on pursuing a career in Family Law.

 

Kasumi joined QUT Women in Law in 2019 because she wanted to help increase awareness of gender inequality in the law and to increase opportunities for present and future practitioners. Kasumi has been the Marketing Director for the past two years, assisting to establish a social media presence for the society. Outside of work and university she enjoys art, crime novels and has achieved a black belt in Kung-Fu!

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Secretary

Morgan Lynch

 

Morgan just finished her fourth year of a dual degree in Law (Honours) and Business (Economics) as a QUT Vice Chancellor's Scholar.  She is also a paralegal at King & Wood Mallesons, a member of the QUT College of Excellence, a writer for the QUT Law Society magazine and volunteer for the Women's Legal Service Queensland.  

Last year, she enjoyed organising WIL’s first online event, Forging Your Own Path: An Evening with QUT Law Alumni. This virtual panel gave members the chance to connect with four of QUT’s most inspiring law graduates, including a Supreme Court Justice, a recipient of the Australia Day Public Service Medal and a partner at a top-tier law firm.  

Treasurer

Coco Peralta

 

Coco is in her fifth year of a Bachelor of Law and Business, majoring in International Business. Coco is passionate about international law and affairs and hopes to pursue a career that allows her to travel the world!

 

Coco currently works in QUT’s Business and Law Faculty as a Student Learning Advisor providing advice and study support to undergraduate Business and Law students.

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Marketing director

Sarah Stimpson

Sarah is in her sixth and final year of journalism and law and works as a part time law clerk. Sarah joined QUTWIL last year as marketing assistant, helping Kasumi to launch the website and the #InspirationalWomenSeries, as well as marketing a number of the society’s events on social media.

 

In 2021, Sarah is really looking forward to working beside this year’s Marketing Officer, Emily Doan and the rest of the QUTWIL  executive team to bring new and exciting events to members and expand WIL’s online presence. She hopes to continue to grow the societies membership base to create a welcoming and encouraging support system for students at all levels of their studies. 

 

After graduation, Sarah hopes to be able to spend some time travelling overseas, before formally joining the legal profession.

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Events director 

Piyali Ramnath

Piyali is currently studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Finance). She has previous experience in societies such as 180 Degrees Consulting and QUTASA! Women in Law will be Piyali's 3rd society, demonstrating her eagerness to be involved in student life. This is Piyali's first year in QUT Women in Law's Executive Team, where she will take the position of Events Director in 2021. She has previously been Events Director for QUTASA and thoroughly enjoys all the planning that goes into running amazing and unforgettable events. She is keen to bring this energy and passion into 2021, as she plans all of QUTWIL's events. 

 

Piyali’s main goal as Events Director is to ensure that Women in Law are providing value to their members through an array of social and networking events. Piyali is excited to be part of Women in Law until the very last day, after which she hopes to enter a career in Family Law, as a happy graduate.

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Equity and Social Justice Officer 

Adriana Fernando

 

 

Adriana is currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) (Graduate entry). Prior to this, she studied a Master of International Law and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Business Management at the University of Queensland. Born in Australia, Adriana grew up in Sri Lanka, where she witnessed inequality among society and human rights abuse especially during Sri Lanka’s civil war. With this, she inherently developed a passion for social justice and human rights issues, particularly related to women and children.

Upon graduation, Adriana hopes to pursue a career in international human rights or humanitarian law. Ideally, she hopes to appear as a Legal Counsel in the International Criminal Court or follow a career with organisations similar to the International Committee of the Red Cross or Amnesty International.  

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Industry & Peer support officer

Issy Thwaites

Issy is entering her fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Law and Psychology (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology. This is her first year in an executive position for the QUT Women in Law society, and she has been a member since it was founded in 2019. Issy has been involved in Peer Mentoring for the QUT Law Society since 2019 and is excited to continue to support incoming students in her position as Peer Support Officer for the Women in Law Society.  

 

After completing her degree (in 2023!), Issy intends to persue a career at a Brisbane based law firm as a solicitor in family or cooperate law. Issy is very excited to be a member of the WIL 2021 executive team and to work alongside other women to support current and incoming QUT Law students.