YOUth LEADing the World Facilitator & Coordinator
Ali Thwaites is from country Victoria and has a double degree in Arts and Asia-Pacific Studies at the Australian National University and a Masters in Primary Teaching at the University of Melbourne. Ali is passionate about empowering young people, working in international contexts, and working in environment and development spaces. Ali has taken her passion for young people an education into her teaching work, and has been teaching in Melbourne for the past two years.
Ali's interest in international work began early on, as she was lucky enough to travel and live internationally from a young age. Ali has lived in India, Nepal, and Japan, and has worked with young people throughout Asia and the world. Ali has worked with youth-focused environment and development organisation since she was in high school, and continues to facilitate youth leadership programs in Australia and internationally.
Ali is a qualified and experienced YOUth LEADing the World Facilitator at OzGREEN, where she has been working to empower young people to talk about and act on their environmental concerns for over ten years.
Ali is working towards a world where young people are informed, active and innovative voices in global decision-making.