Executive Committee

The Executive is the senior management team of PARSA and is comprised of the President, Vice President, Equity Officer, Social Officer, HDR Officer, Coursework Officer, Policy and Research Officer and Education Officer, and any other PRC members selected by the President. The Executive team members provide greater management and operational oversight of the financial, legal and strategic activity of the organisation and contribute to the decision-making of the organisation on an operational level.

 

President: Eve Walker 

E: parsa.president@anu.edu.au

Job Description

Eve Walker (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a third year Juris Doctor student with a background in political science and history. As President of PARSA, she represents postgraduate students on ANU Council, campus planning committee and the ANU Finance Committee. She is also the Policy and Research Advisor for the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA).  


In 2018, Eve was granted a New Colombo Scholarship to complete her final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong. Having a passion for Sino-Japanese relations, studying at the ANU seemed like the most appropriate choice. Moving forward, she is interested in furthering her understanding of jurisprudential norms within Australian politics.  


Eve joined PARSA in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. She believes that representation is key to ensuring that the rights of students are protected. Unfortunately, student associations do not hold the same significance they used to. While some of this might be a result of Keating’s Industrial Relations Reform Act (1993), she believes that students need to be well informed if they are to understand how politics can affect the tertiary sector. This is not a question of policy, rather morals, in her opinion. As such, she is committed to strengthening PARSA’s relationships other student associations across the country; for student vulnerabilities exist notwithstanding state borders.  

Eve represents PARSA on the following committees :

  • ANU Council
  • Campus Planning Commitee
  • ANU Finance Commitee
  • Honorary Degrees Commitee
  • Campus Advisory Forum
  • Kambri Commitee
  • Respectful Relationships Working Group
  • Vice Chanellor's Awards

 

Vice-President: Naomi Otoo

E: parsa.vp@anu.edu.au

Job Description

Naomi (pronouns: she/her/hers) is pursuing a Master’s degree in Biological Science, after completing her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry. She first got involved in PARSA serving as the past International Student Officer with the aim of advocating for the needs of postgraduate international students and facilitating community building efforts.


As Vice President, she will work to ensure that postgraduate students have the necessary tools to thrive at ANU. She is particularly passionate about students’ general wellbeing, academic success, and career preparedness. She hopes to foster a culture of inclusivity and community engagement among postgraduate students.

Naomi represnts PARSA on the following commitees :

  • Academic Board
  • Appeals Commitee
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Group
  • University Naming Group
  • Respectful Relationships Working Group
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Oversight Committee
  • Library Advisory Committee

 

Equity Officer: Epi Terbio

E: parsa.equity@anu.edu.au

Job Description

 

Epi (pronouns: he/him/his) is in his second year in the Juris Doctor program while also being a Senior Resident at Toad Hall. In these challenging times, he hopes to continue the initiatives that have already been started by PARSA and build on it to provide a better experience for postgraduate students. In the Equity Officer role, he is looking to prioritize postgraduate students’ mental, physical and sexual well being through a variety of community-building programs. He is also looking to make contributions in improving key areas such as postgraduate accommodations and postgraduate students’ welfare and postgraduate student support experience.

Epi represnts PARSA on the following commitees :

  • Appeals Committee
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Oversight Committee
  • Disability Action Plan Working Group
  • Social Inclusion and Diversity Working Group
  • Gala Awards Steering Committee
  • Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF) Committee
  • Committee for the Graduate Accommodation, Emergency Graduate Accommodation and Disability Graduate Accommodation Bursaries

 

Social Officer: Kanishk Kumar

E: parsa.social@anu.edu.au

Job Description

Kanishk (pronouns: he/him/his) is studying Master of International Management at the college of business and economics. His aim is to focus on maintaining the student community and making PARSA events a memorable experience for all the students attending and also keeping everyone’s safety and security in mind.

Kanishk represnts PARSA on the following commitees :

  • Kambri Reference Group
  • ANU Clubs Council
  • Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF) Committee
  • Grand Graduations Steering Committee

 

Higher Degree by Research Officer (HDR): Dige Wang  

E: parsa.hdr@anu.edu.au

Job Description 

Dige (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a PhD student from Laser Physics Centre, Research School of Physics. She gained lots of teaching experience through being a tutor over the past few years and became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her main aims of joining PARSA revolve around ensuring that the university engages in providing specialist advice, training and support to HDR candidates throughout their journey in order to enhance the student experience whilst maintaining mental and physical wellbeing.

Dige represnts PARSA on the following commitees :

  • Academic Board
  • Academic Quality Assurance Committee
  • Higher Degree Research Committee
  • University Research Committee
  • University House Board of Fellows

 

Coursework Officer: Tallal Khan

E: parsa.coursework@anu.edu.au

Job Description

Tallal Hassan Khan (pronouns: he/him/his) is a Postgraduate student of Climate Change at the Crawford School of Public Policy.  As a student during these unprecedented times, he understand the difficulties many students are coping within their studies because he too has experienced them. He believes that we use his experience and knowledge to enhance the mental wellbeing of postgraduate students. One of the ways he intend to do this is by developing manageable coursework solutions through Wattle. Programs on Wattle need to be standardised, creating a unified pattern of online learning assessments and examination systems. This will be integral when we transition back to on-campus learning.


Developing a work-life balance has become increasingly difficult for students over the past year. Financial resourcing is another challenge for many students. We need to make sure that students are able to speak to the ANU’s administration in a way in which their voices are heard. He believes that we all can pave our way together for a better future for all.

Tallal represnts PARSA on the following commitees :

  • Academic Board
  • Academic Quality Assurance Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Development Committee
  • Appeals Committee
  • Alumni Awards Committee

 

Policy and Research Officer: Ben Langley

E: parsa.policy@anu.edu.au

Job Description

Ben Langley (pronouns: he/him/his), is a PhD candidate at the Crawford School of Public policy working on India’s strategic narratives on China. Ben has  been at ANU since 2012 as both as an Undergraduate and then a Higher Degree Researcher. During this time, he was a founding member of the ASEAN society and worked with CAP as a Research Assistant, Tutor, and PARSA college representative. He has also worked extensively in the NGO sector, in both Australia, and in the Solomon Islands and India. Ben hopes to bring his experience in research and policy development to help build PARSA’s relationship with the rest of the ANU and to help the organization be as efficient and effective as possible. 

Ben represnts PARSA on the following commitees :

  • University Research Committee

 

Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri Precinct
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
Write to Us: parsa@anu.edu.au