Access and Equity Officer & Clayton Campus Representative

Rebecca O’Connor


The Access & Equity Officer liaises with relevant groups and individuals to identify issues pertaining to disadvantaged people and groups, and ensures the interests of this cohort are represented at the MPAEC and within the broader university. 

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The Clayton Campus Representative initiates campus-based activities, identifies issues pertaining specifically to their campus and ensures the interests of Clayton–based postgraduates are represented at the MPAEC and within the broader university.

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I was born and raised in the Gippsland region, and moved to Melbourne for university due to the lack of opportunities at home. I have attended Monash since 2014 and graduated from a Bachelor of Science in 2017. I am now completing a Master of Environment and Sustainability in the hopes of pursuing a PhD in the future.

This will be my first term serving the MPA and I am incredibly excited for the challenge! I feel like I have a lot to offer the postgraduate community as I am very enthusiastic and love helping people.


The Master of Environment and Sustainability is for those passionate about changing the world for the better. As you know, the pressing challenges we face locally and globally, such as climate change and poverty, can’t be solved by individual disciplines or sectors. Thus, the degree builds on a student's passions and experiences, while developing specialist knowledge and skills and teaching them how to cross boundaries and develop interdisciplinary solutions. The aim is to create a more sustainable and equitable world by enabling agents of change.

Personal interests

I am a bit of a nerd. In my free time, I love playing video games (particularly Pokémon and my Nintendo Switch), playing music and watching movies.

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