Custom Education Officer
With access and equity in education running as a through line in all her career, Emma has an enthusiasm for learning design that places the learner’s experience at its centre. She is excited by pedagogical approaches that respond to the diversity of learners’ experiences and by ways to integrate creative thinking and storytelling into curriculum design.
Emma has experience working internationally, as the South Asia In-Country Coordinator for Engineers Without Borders Australia’s education and volunteering programs and in public education system strengthening with Ateneo Centre for Educational Development in the Philippines.
Her work has focused on creating pathways for re-entry into education, in program coordination with youth re-engagement programs and then as a teacher in Transitional Education at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Emma has a background in adult education, international and community development and the performing arts. She holds a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from the Australian National University and a Master of Theatre (Dramaturgy) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.