College Representatives

College Officers

Job Description

College of Health and Medicine (CHM)


Isabelle Yujuico (HDR)


Isabelle Yujuico (Pronouns: she/her/hers) is a PhD student at the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Research School of Population Health. She researches on the disclosure of suicidal ideation under the Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarship. She is the ANU Filipino Association’s graduate representative and a former ANU Catholic Society president. A registered psychologist in the Philippines, she wishes to promote mental health and help international CHM students navigate the Australian health system. She aims to organise CHM-specific seminars, listen to your concerns and be your voice, especially when it comes to mitigating the impacts of the past year’s challenges.

Isabelle represents PARSA on the following Committees

  • CHM/COS Education Committee
  • CHM/COS HDR Committee


 Upasana Pathak (Coursework)


Upasana (Pronouns: she/her/hers) is a 2nd-year postgraduate medical student at ANU. During her time here at ANU she has received incredible support from PARSA which has aided her in achieving both her personal and professional growth. In particular, the help she received from this year’s PARSA’s ANU College of Health and Medicine Officer has helped her navigate difficult issues surrounding unfair workplace practices. She would like to provide similar support if not more to other post-graduate students of the ANU College of Health and Medicine and be a vocal advocate for them through the role of PARSA’s College Officer.

Upasana represents PARSA on the following Committees

  • CHM/COS Education Committee


College of Law (CoL)


 Kate Roff (HDR)


Kate Roff  (Pronouns: she/her/hers) is a second year student in the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Program at the College of Law. She is undertaking a PhD on the way family and bankruptcy laws apply to assets held in discretionary trusts. Kate's interest in these issues stems from her long career as a taxation lawyer in the Australian Taxation Office and the Commonwealth Treasury. Kate aims to represent the interests of HDR law students within PARSA and to help connect them to the wider student body.

Kate represents PARSA on the following Committees

  • CoL Education Committee


Alexandra Arlington-Elgue (Coursework)


Alexandra (Pronouns: she/her/hers) is a JD student in her second year of study at the ANU as part of a vertical double PPE/JD degree. She has served as Director for Social Justice for the ANU Law Student's Society and has been involved in student media since beginning at the ANU. She currently works as a paralegal in a private Family Law firm. Alexandra joined PARSA out of a deep passion for promoting the inclusion of law students and the access to student resources both on and off campus. She hopes to use her time in student government to give students a voice and help maximise their quality of life.

Alexandra represents PARSA on the following Committees

  • CoL Education Committee


College of Business and Economics (CBE)


Rui Gao (Coursework)


Rui (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a CBE coursework student doing Business Information Systems. She is the newly elected CBE coursework Officer and her vision is to let all CBE students enjoy their life, work and study in the college. She wishes to advocate the voices of CBE coursework students, as she believes they should enjoy the high quality of education both on campus and off campus and have a better picture of their future career development when they graduate.

Rui represents PARSA on the following Committees

  • CBE Education Committee


College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS)


Eliane Touma (HDR)


Eliane (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in Photography and Media Arts at the School of Art and Design. Eliane is trilingual and is interested in interdisciplinary research. Before arriving in Canberra, she lived and worked in Beirut. According to her, as HDR students at the College of Arts and Social Sciences, we should stand for Humanities in times of crisis. While new ways of knowledge transfer were introduced in ANU throughout the last academic year, advocating for HDR students in the Arts and Humanities becomes more essential in these uncertain times. 

Eliane represents PARSA on the following Committees 

  • CASS Teaching and Learning Development Committee 
  • CASS HDR Sub-Committee


Clair Bizhao Zhang (Coursework)


Clair (pronouns: she/her/hers) is studying Master of Anthropology at the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS). Her academic interests include medical anthropology, multispecies ethnography, intersectionality, etc. She has extensive experience volunteering and working with public health and development projects in international agencies such as the World Food Programme. Outside of uni, she enjoys travelling, hiking, photography, triathlon, playing the piano and flute. As an international student with an invisible disability, she is keenly aware of the multiple challenges that coursework students may be confronted with. Therefore, she is passionate about giving a voice to all postgraduate coursework students in CASS by advocating for better inclusion and a more positive learning experience. Please do not hesitate to contact her with your questions, queries, or concerns.

Clair represents PARSA on the following Committees

  • CASS Teaching and Learning Development Committee
  • CASS HDR Sub-Committee


College of Asia Pacific (CAP)


Denny Irwan (HDR)


Denny Irawan (pronouns: he/him/his) currently serves at PARSA as HDR College Representative, representing the College of Asia and The Pacific (CAP). Furthermore, he also serves as Research Director at the World Committee of the Overseas Indonesian Students Association / Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia Dunia (PPI Dunia), where he leads and supervises 15 research divisions at the organisation, comprising of more than 130 staffs. He is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics (ACDE) and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University (ANU). His research focuses on the impact of macroeconomic and commodity price uncertainties to financial dynamics of natural resource companies around the world; and how natural resource companies’ activities affect the environment. Before PhD, he had six years of professional economic research and consulting experience and has engaged in more than 40 research and consulting projects. He has published at the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (JEDC) and Geoderma.

Denny represents PARSA on the follwoing Committees

  • CAP Higher Degree Research Committee
  • CAP Education Committee


Saira Israr (Coursework)


Saira Israr (pronouns: she/her/hers) is from Pakistan and is studying Master of International and Development Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific. She has worked in the development sector for the past 5 years. Working directly with the community has honed her community engagement and problem-solving skills. Utilizing her community engagement experience, she is enthusiastic to engage with students directly and provide them a platform that they can use to raise their issues and get them resolved especially in the backdrop of COVID-19.

Saira represents PARSA on the follwoing Committees

  • CAP Education Committee
  • CAP Curriculum Committee


College of Science (CoS)


Archica Gupta (HDR)


Archica Gupta (pronouns: she/her/hers) is currently pursuing a Master of Biotechnology at Research School of Biology. She has a BSc in Biotechnology from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, with an exchange at Flinders University, Australia. Her main areas of interest include genomics and molecular biology and she currently studying how RNA viruses interact with their hosts. As the newly elected College of Science Representative (HDR), she aims to develop programs that provide the student body an opportunity to enhance their academic skills. She is also a strong advocate for mental health awareness and women's rights.

Archica represents PARSA on the follwoing Committees

  • CHM/COS Education Committee
  • CHM/COS HDR Committee


College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)


Ninad Bhat (HDR)


Ninad (pronouns: he/him/his) is in his first year of MPhil at ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science, Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering. He completed his undergraduate degree from IIT Bombay in 2019, where he was the head of Department Academic Mentorship Program. He is now working on using Machine Learning to Discover new Aluminium Alloys. Ninad moved to Australia in January 2020, right before the lockdown was brought into action. Seeing first-hand how this affected the ability of new students to build a network of peers, he wanted to create a strong community of research students in ANU CECS. As the college officer of ANU CECS, he plans to grow the community and increase communication among postgraduate students.

Ninad represents PARSA on the follwoing Committees

  • CECS Education Committee
  • CECS HDR Sub-Committee

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