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Updates from former KDF Scholars

“Thank you for the opportunities” – these words sum up the sentiment from Kate Field (2016) and Lucy Schroeder (2017) who have both graduated and are doing some fabulous work. Kate finished her Master in Urban Planning from The University of Melbourne earlier this year, and has arrived in London to take up a graduate planner position with Arup, a global firm dedicated to sustainable development. Meanwhile Lucy is undertaking a two-year fellowship in Geneva with the Humanitarian Funds in the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a mechanism that provides grants to anti-torture and anti-slavery NGOs globally.

Kate: “Thank you so much for your support over the years. My time at Women’s as a KDF Scholar set me up to see the big opportunities in life and gave me the tools to work towards achieving them.”

Lucy: “My scholarship to Women’s clearly played an instrumental role in getting me here. I applied for the fellowship while I was at the National Justice Project – it was open to people currently working in NGOs doing anti-torture work. I initially started working at NJP in 2019 as an Aurora Project scholar – a program I applied to after Richard Potok [founder of the Aurora Project] gave me his card at a dinner at the Women’s College. It’s safe to say that wouldn’t be here without the Katrina Dawson Foundation Scholarship. I don’t know how I can ever find the words to express my gratitude to the entire Dawson family for that life changing opportunity.”


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