A Traveller is the person who will be finding storytellers and guest speakers who are willing to be interviewed. The Traveller records the interview, obtains informed consent for recording and publication from the storytellers and guest speakers, submits the recording for quality checking, and helps the National Team to promote the Speak My Language program and the interviews, particularly (but not only) using social media. Some Travellers may be selected to develop and broadcast content on community radio.

Tran Nguyen
QLD

Tran holds a Bachelor of Justice/Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. She has a passion for serving the people of her community. Tran is currently working as a Social and Community Services Officer at the Darra Neighbourhood Centre, which is managed by the Vietnamese Community in Australia (QLD). Her role includes organising “living well” activities for and with people with disabilities, such as Morning Teas, School Holiday Activities and Cooking Sessions. Tran is also a bicultural support worker at World Wellness Group. Her faith, family and community inspire her to serve others. She has enjoyed using Speak My Language as another way to connect with and empower people from her community. Tran's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.

Michel Ghazal
QLD

Michel's passion for health has shaped his study and career. He is currently employed as a Health Consultant that specifically works with refugee communities. For several years, Michel has also represented the Syrian Australian community on the Brisbane Refugee Health Advisory Group, which enables him to use his cultural understanding to bridge the gap between multicultural communities and the Australian Health System. Michel enjoyed bringing his multicultural and multidisciplinary skill set to the Speak My Language program in order to share stories about living well with disability within Queensland's Syrian Australian community. Michel's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.

Neha Gogia
VIC

Neha Gogia moved to Melbourne from India in 2017, where she built a good rapport within her own Indian Australian community groups. Neha has a background in Public Health and has delivered health promotion education sessions for the last two years. She has also been involved in the aged care and disability sector during her academic commitments. She has enjoyed using her bilingual skills to connect people within her own community and highlight the stories of people living with disabilities in the Speak My Language program. 

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