Elsie Samano

Western Sydney University

Elsie Samano Bachelor of Medical Science graduate at WSU Master of Public Health candidate at USYD Health Promotion Officer at SLHD & Research Assistant at UNSW Elsie is a Syrian refugee who advocates for equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups regardless of their backgrounds.

Since her arrival in Australia, she has been working hard to meet her family, education and work commitments. Through the support she received at Western Sydney University (United Voices Club), she was able to deliver refugees’ voices to international platforms and was acknowledged for her academic achievements and contributions at the University.

Some of her achievements were attending the 9th University Scholars Leadership Award 2018 and being selected for the final stages of the 7 News Young Achiever Award, nominated for the Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award.