President – Oliver Paxton

Oliver is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Hypersonics, and the 2020 President of the Australian Youth Aerospace Association. Oliver’s involvement with the AYAA began in 2016
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Vice President (Operations) – Thien Nguyen

Thien has recently completed his degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Adelaide, and is currently based in Queensland working in the engineering team at HeliMods. Thien’s
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Vice President (Strategy) – Harrison Papagianis

Harrison is in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Physics) at the University of Sydney. After almost crying after hearing the
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Secretary – Sophia Ahern

Ever since Sophia was young she has been passionate about space, she wanted to (and still wants to) be an astronaut where she is able to explore the universe and
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Treasurer – Conor Kennedy

Conor is in his third year of a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering with a major in Space Engineering at the University of Sydney. Conor’s journey with the AYAA commenced as
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National Engagement Manager – Tristan Ward

Tristan Ward is in his first year of a Masters of Professional Engineering. He is majoring in Software engineering at the University of Western Australia. His interest in aerospace technologies
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AF Chair – Johnny Dessoulavy

Johnny is the Chair for the Aerospace Futures 2021 conference. He is currently studying an undergraduate aerospace engineering degree at Monash University. Johnny is also a member of a Monash
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AURC Director – Myrthe Snoeks

Myrthe Snoeks is currently studying a Bachelor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and a Bachelor of Political Science at the University of Queensland (UQ). In addition to her studies, she
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AYAF Chair – Truc Le

Truc Le is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Biological and Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland. In her professional career, she has taken
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ACT Rep – Vivienne Wells

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NSW Representative – Joshua Rohan-Gould

Joshy is a 4th year Engineering and Computer Science student at UNSW, Majoring in Mechatronics and AI respectively. He attended Aerospace Futures 2018 in Canberra and loved it, sparking an
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QLD Representative – Callam Bond

Callam is in his final year of a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith University, before he begins his practical flight training. Callam’s involvement within the AYAA begun in 2019, as
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SA Rep – Emma Seeliger

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VIC Representative – Hamish Self

Hamish is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at Monash University. Hamish’s involvement in AYAA began when he joined
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WA Rep – John Foster

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Legal Officer – Chace Eldridge

Chace is in his final year of a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith University. Chace has also completed the first year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at QUT. Chace
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Media & Communications Manager – Joshua Baker-Lahey

Joshua is in his second year of a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Mathematics at The University of Queensland. He first heard about AYAA through UQ Space and
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People & Culture – Joe Steer

Joe is a South Australian aerospace engineer who has recently graduated from the University of Adelaide. Joe first joined AYAA in July 2019 as a leader at the Australian Youth
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Systems Administrator – Albert Sztolc

Albert is currently in his final year of Engineering (Mechanical & Aerospace) and Computer Science at The University of Adelaide. Albert’s involvement with the AYAA began the inaugural Australian Universities
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