Rachael is passionate about two things: social impact and travel. Actually, three things: coffee, social impact and travel. Really, it's four things: chocolate, coffee, social impact and travel. In a world that is shrinking but where barriers to empathy and global progress are popping up more and more, Rachael feels that encouraging curiosity about each other is increasingly important and, as a travel veteran, knows that breaking bread in new places is one of the best ways to bring people together.
Moving to Melbourne seemed like the only logical choice for an art history grad who loves to play and watch sport. Kate believes in the power of art and sport to influence great social and cultural change and has spent most of her career creating and facilitating opportunities for people to experience the transformative power of both. Like any good cyclist, Kate has coffee pulsing through her veins and is never usually further than 10ft away from her bike or a good cup of coffee. With ever-itchy feet, when Kate leaves Melbourne you can guarantee that travel will involve some kind of physical challenge rewarded with great food, wine and coffee.
Through a deep love of learning, Elizabeth has graduated with a Bachelor in Marketing and is soon to collect a degree in Dietetics. Having travelled across Europe and more recently India in between university holidays, Elizabeth believes in cooking with and for love and as a way of sharing experiences with friends and family. Elizabeth is adamant that this is her last degree but with the end in sight, who knows what new skill will catch her eye.
Jackson is a recent graduate from the Melbourne University and intends to follow a passion in human rights, though in true early 20’s fashion he’s more than happy taking his time to make any concrete decisions. For now he intends to travel as much as possible, feeding his addiction to the backpacker lifestyle that he indulges in as often has he can. Jackson places a high value on his commitment to generosity and open mindedness, especially when overseas, believing that the more he says yes and the more he gives are the keys to living the life he desires - a life worth writing about.
Despite deep roots as a technophile and a love of all things digital, Laura believes there’s nothing quite like getting out and wandering the streets to really appreciate a location, and quite enjoys (temporarily) going off the grid somewhere green. A digital marketer by trade, Laura is a big believer in the power of technology to change the world. Most importantly, she is totally up for pub trivia any night of the week.