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Varsha Devi Balakrishnan

Varsha Devi Balakrishnan

International student advocate

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Any positive change is better than no change Living by that motto, Varsha has served as both a vocal advocate and a changemaker in a diversity of social causes. From mentoring indigenous high schoolers upon entering university, to championing the rights of international students across Australia, and presently, counselling at-risk youth at Headspace, Varsha has been heavily invested in building up various communities. With service at the heart of each cause, she believes that even the smallest changes count towards progress and she actively partners with organizations to enact tangible change. Coming from Singapore, a cultural and racial melting pot, Varsha’s advocacy and volunteering work are framed by her own identity as a female that is part of a minority race. She hopes to continue tapping on her personal, educational and professional experiences to highlight the societal gaps that demand greater awareness and action.