While still at University, Wesa
saw the struggle international students were facing when studying in
Australia, and as a result she founded the Australian Federation of
International Students (AFIS) in 2002. Her vision was, and is, to bridge
the gap between international students and the wider community and to
establish a one-stop shop to support international students.
Wesa’s main profile is with international students, her interest and skills
extend far beyond that. Wesa also helps shape Victoria’s multicultural
currently employed full time by ADEC – Advocacy, Disability, Ethnicity,
Community - as Direct Services Team Manager. ADEC’s objective is to help
people with a disability from ethnic communities. Her senior management
role exemplifies her capability of managing on a broad scale. She currently
leads a diverse team of 23 from different ethnic backgrounds and employs
migrants and refugees, some with disabilities; and services thousands of
vulnerable clients annually.