Meet the RAVN QLD State Representatives
RAVN State Representatives are motivated, returned Australian volunteers who voluntarily lead RAVN networking activities in their states and territories. State Representatives also engage with Australian aid initiatives and other returned volunteers as well as support the Australian Volunteers Program and grow awareness of the impact and value of volunteering.
Fiona Moore is a Brisbane-based RAVN State Representative who volunteered in the Maldives in 2014, on the remote island Rasdhoo Atoll. Her life-long passion for inclusive education and educational leadership led her to apply for an education-focused volunteer assignment. Fiona helped to train teachers in curriculum development and English teaching, as well as helping to create the Inclusive Education Guidelines for the Maldivian Curriculum.
Fiona has a Masters in Educational Leadership and Inclusive Education and currently works at the University of Southern Queensland and the University of Queensland, lecturing and tutoring the next generation of educators.
Through my work and volunteering I hope to help increase the educational and social-emotional outcomes for all students through innovative and effective educational practices.
Lana Elliott has a background in human rights and international public health, Lana spent three years in Vanuatu as part of the Australian Volunteers Program from 2014. Volunteering alongside local colleagues, Lana worked in disability policy, health promotion and health strategic management. She supported health sector reforms on primary prevention and early intervention with the goal of reducing non-communicable diseases across Vanuatu.
Since my volunteer assignment, the Pacific is never far from my mind and has had a significant influence on just about all of my personal and professional pursuits to date.