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Felicity Gooding (Class of 1997)

After finishing university, I spent 10 years living in Melbourne, Washington DC, Vietnam, London, Sydney and North Yorkshire. After some incredible adventures, the pull of family and friends lured me back to Perth where I now live in Subiaco with my partner Kevin. I’m the CFO and COO of the Minderoo Group and Minderoo Foundation so work keeps me pretty busy, but I make sure I find time to travel, participate in the occasional ocean swim and try to keep up with my nieces and nephews.


Sarah Jane Edwards (Class of 1997)

I am currently with the Federal Law Court in the National Native Title Tribunal specialising in geospatial work relating to land claims. I was the 2016 Perth Coordinator for the Japanese Foundation Film Festival. I worked as the Senior Urban Planner for the Australian Capital Territory Government’s Education and Training Directorate from 2011 to 2014. During that time, I was also a Professional Adjunct with Dr Rachel Davey at the Centre for Research & Action in Public Health at the University of Canberra for two years. In 2010, I was selected under postgraduate entry for the Graduate Program at the Commonwealth Department of Health in Canberra. I was awarded the prestigious Japanese Government Postgraduate Scholarship also known at the MEXT Scholarship, the Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship and the Hyogo Government scholarship. Through these scholarships I completed research at the University of Western Australia, the University of Tokyo and Waseda University. I published a chapter in the Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics, 2015, through collaborative research. I developed expertise in Japanese policy and urban development through my Masters in International Relations at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. I am fluent in Japanese and whilst at the University of Tokyo I was attached to the International Development and Regional Planning Research Unit. In 2003 I completed an internship at Parliament House assisting with a Joint Standing Committee’s inquiry into Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. I have also completed a Bachelor of Asian Studies majoring in Japanese Studies with Honours from ANU. In 1998 I spent one year in Japan supported by the Rotary Exchange Student Scholarship program.


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