Hey, I’m Tiyana. I’m a 22 year old student, activist, traveler, and freelancer working across the humanitarian sector.
Since finishing high school in 2013, I spent almost 5 years of my life learning about the world, experiencing the world, and figuring out how to change the world. I travelled to over 30 countries, completed a degree in Global Studies and a degree in Sociology/Philosophy, was a delegate at the United Nations – twice (which is totally my career highlight to date), and did heaps of internships, volunteering, and activism, across the humanitarian sector. Before beginning my post graduate study in 2019, I decided that I wanted to start doing freelance work in media, communications, and campaigning across the humanitarian sector, so I took the leap, and started my own consulting business.
In 2019, I founded the Humanitarian Changemakers Network…
providing an answer to something I’m frequently asked about across social media; “I want to make a difference in the world, but don’t know how.” The humanitarian changemakers network is a network of changemakers, for changemakers, with a mission to increase the impact that humanitarian changemakers can make, by providing them with resources and a supportive community to help live consciously, engage in advocacy, get active and campaign for change, and be on the frontline of humanitarian initiatives and projects. It will offcially launch on March 1st.
In 2019, my activism will see me take on various roles including the QLD State Coordinator of Action Aid Australia, the QLD Community Organiser with the Refugee Council of Australia, and continuing as an Oxfam Australia activist, a World Guiding and Sustainable Development Resource Leader with Girl Guides Australia, the media & communications team leader for Amnesty International QLD/NNSW and the host of Amnesty’s Activist Connect Podcast.
I was a youth delegate at the Winter 2018 Youth Assembly at the United Nations
If you work across the humanitarian sector and are in need of a freelance consultant specialising in media, communications, or campaigning, check out my portfolio!
I was sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee of BC to attend a UN Student Seminar on Refugees & Migration, at the UN in 2017
Training, Conferences, & Workshops
I regularly participate in training courses, workshops, and conferences to assist in my work across the humanitarian sector.
Queens Guide Award
I achieved my Queens Guide Award in 2014, the peak achievement within Girl Guides Australia, where my focus was the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.